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“…the important thing you must understand is that there are two ways to write requirements, and both are important.”Fabrício Laguna in REQM guidance matrix
“Whenever the brain switches to “doodle mode” …, it may come up with a new idea.”Anja Schwarz in To Brainstorm or Not to Brainstorm
“Seeing SE as a separate discipline … can provide a significant productivity boost.”Michael Jastram in What is a Useful Perspective in Considering Requirements Engineering Relative to Systems Engineering?
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The Requirements Engineering Magazine shall serve as a platform for the active exchange of professionals on Requirements Engineering (RE). It is cost free in order to motivate as many professionals as possible to read the articles and thus give them the opportunity to expand their range of knowledge. Articles around the RE-topic are contributed by international professionals from the fields of BA and RE. Everybody is welcome to submit articles, may she/he be IREB member or not!
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Staying on the right path requires great effort and sometimes you have to be creative in order to do so… Planning a new issue of the RE Magazine is always a very creative process. For each issue, we scrutinize the magazine for improvements and think about how to add further value for our readers. Luckily for us: in RE, we have a couple of creativity techniques which help. The article by Inge Kress and Anja Schwarz gives valuable information on how to apply these techniques in the best way possible.
In order to stay on the right path, it is necessary to solve problems to reach your goal. In this issue Hans van Loenhoud, Patrick Steiger and Kim Lauenroth discuss the relation of goals and problems – by coincidence, this ties in with Karol Frühauf's commentary in issue 2017-01, where he shared his doubts on Goals and Requirements.
It's always good to have a map to facilitate orientation and to keep on track. Frameworks give guidance and help to structure complex processes. Fabrício Laguna presents a simple framework with which to approach Requirements Management.
Sometimes we need orientation regarding roles, tasks and wording – especially when it comes to Requirements Engineering and how to delineate it from Business Analysis, Software Engineering, and so on. We think that RE is a core activity within these fields and so do Michael Jastram and Cary Bryczek, as they explain in their article.
And sometimes it is excellent to know who else gives directions in RE – just in case the RE-Magazine is not at hand! Of course, there is a lot of other good literature on the topic. Check out the recommendations from our editor Ralph Young….
Last but not least Karol Frühauf shares more of his doubts, this time on where to put requirements.
Best wishes and enjoy reading….