Blueprint to End-User Satisfaction
Standish Report shows that an astounding 65% of software
defects are traced back to requirements and the cost of
repairing defects grows exponentially throughout the software
development life cycle. Most
customer satisfaction issues with software products can be
attributed to poor requirements.
Yet many companies lack a comprehensive process for
requirements engineering and the individuals assigned to
building requirements are frequently untrained in the skills
that contribute to well-documented requirements.
engineering results in scope creep, wasted effort, overlooked
user classes, missing functionality, unnecessary features
built, and unproductive programmers slowed down by ambiguity.
The result is a system that is just what you asked for,
but not what you need.
the best practice skill set needed to develop good
requirements is vital for improving overall project results.
This is especially true with the ever-increasing complexity of
engineering is now a mature discipline that consists of
documented practices that have been proven to gain results and
reduce project risk. Our
definition of high quality requirements are those that are
complete and clearly stated, prioritized, analyzed, and
verified before design and specification is done. Software
Management Solutions (SMS) can provide your organization with
a complete array of requirements engineering services that are
based on industry best practices such as
IEEE, ISO9000, and the CMMI.
that your projects get off to a good start, and that
requirements development is integrated
with the other phases of the software development life cycle.
SMS can help you deploy a high quality requirements
development process that streamlines requirements efforts and
provides a solid foundation for project estimation and
planning. We can train you in using these practices, or we can
provide consulting and mentoring services to help you through
SMS' Software Requirements services include:
Engineering Assessments to
identify strengths and areas for improvement in your
processes as the basis for process improvement and
Requirements Engineering Mentoring to
help your analysts.
precise, efficient Requirements Engineering Processes
to guide your staff through the project life cycle.
and Discovery sessions
for your most critical projects.
can also provide your organization with staff augmentation to
help you fill gaps in your team's skill set.
SMS' network of highly-qualified requirements
professionals can provide your organization with the skills
needed for all aspects of requirements engineering including
Analysis Modeling, Verification & Validation, and
Often, training effectiveness is lost because there is little
connection between the training and the day-to-day
organizational environment. Requirements training is most
effective when done in conjunction with project kick-off
activities. Bringing stakeholders together at the start of a
project to review requirements development expectations
provides them with a mutual understanding of the process and a
vocabulary to speed their communications. SMS can provide a
tailored training program on site to meet your specific needs
from our suite of Requirements Engineering courses, including
classes on such topics as Requirements Modeling, Use Case
Methods, and Writing Better Requirements.