On April 26th, Michael Jastram will participate in a panel discussion with Colin Hood and Christer Fröling. The webinar is entitled Disrupting Requirements: Finding a Better Way (Free Registration >>).
The subject of the debate is textual requirements. Requirements are more important than ever, but what works in one industry is not necessarily transferable to others. Nevertheless, we need correct, consistent and complete requirements. How do we get there?
The webinar is hosted by Jama, but the content is manufacturer-neutral. Here are a few thoughts on the topic and details of the event.
Quo Vadis requirements?
While some may argue that requirements is on the way out, we firmly believe that requirements are more important than ever. Competitive products can only be achieved with good requirements. We may even build machines that evaluate their own requirements at runtime.
Also, we assume that textual requirements will remain with us for a long time to come. After all, we are dealing with so many different stakeholders in product development that natural language will remain the lowest common denominator for some time to come.
At the same time, there are two trends in requirements management that are here to stay. First, agility will remain. Without agile methods it is hardly possible to remain competitive. The second trend is machine processing of requirements, and this is only possible with modeling. As we have argued before, we would like to emphasize that even a simple entity relationship model is already a model.
We look forward to an exciting debate.