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The requirements engineer is the middleman between the customer and the supplier. The most important task of the requirements engineer is to work these two parties towards an agreement. As a result the customer will know what he will get at the end of the project and the supplier knows what needs to be done to make the customer happy.
Sounds simple enough, doesn't it?
To facilitate this process successfully, you need to be a professional with many talents and an excellent communicator. What questions does an outstanding requirements engineer need to ask himself, after the initial project brief?
- How to determine, what information do we need, and where can I get it?
- What is the project scope?
- Who (which stakeholder) has what information and how do I get at least 80% of all required information in the first iteration?
- What is the most efficient way to gather this information?
- How do I manage expectations?
- How do I uncover those hidden and implicit requirements?
- How do I know if the requirements are complete, correct, consistent and comprehensive enough?
- How do I write requirements into clear, SMART, simple scenario based requirement statements?
- How do I get commitment on these requirements from the stakeholders?
- How do I make my project transparent through traceability?
- What if something changes?
- What is a requirements specification document and what should it contain?
If you struggle with these practices, we recommend you to start with the Requirements Engineering Foundations course.
In order to be able to do your work successfully, you need an infrastructure, to document your requirements and make your requirements specification document transparent and traceable. We offer Polarion Requirements, a full blown requirements engineering software solution, with the capability to grow to a full Application Life Cycle and Product Data Management solution for your business.