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Requirements Management: The Proven Way to Accelerate Development

Requirements management is an often underutilized discipline in software development. Yet the economic benefits - lowered development costs, faster development and better products that delight customers - have plainly been demonstrated in study after study. In this paper, renowned engineering process expert Karl Wiegers makes the case for requirements management as an integral part of any product lifecycle. Metrics are provided to show the positive effect of requirements management, from individual developers to the business to the customer. Serena(r) RTM is examined as an example of how to bring effective requirements management into product development.


Karl E. Wiegers Principal Consultant Karl E. Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact in Portland,Oregon. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Boise State College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Karl is the author of the books Software Requirements, 2nd Edition (Microsoft Press, 2003),Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide (Addison-Wesley, 2002), and Creating a Software Engineering Culture (Dorset House, 1996). Karl has also written more than 160 articles on many aspects of software, chemistry, and military history. He has served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Software and as a Contributing Editor for Software Development magazine.

Sandra McKinsey Senior Product Marketing Manager Sandra McKinsey is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Serena Software. she is responsible for the Requirements & Traceability Management strategy and product development. With more than 15 years of experience in information technology, Sandra's background includes application development, managing development groups and managing technology products through their entire lifecycle.

SERENA Software, Inc.
01 Mar 2007
01 May 2005
13  Page(s)
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