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“The lesson to take home for people dealing with specifications… is to be aware of effects that bias can have.”Manon Penning in Biased Toddlers
“A final common peril for large enterprises transforming from waterfall to agile is the continuation of waterfall funding while delivering in an agile fashion…”Joy Beatty in Making “agiLE” Work
“When agile teams are faced with business complexity, they need to on-board many of the traditional techniques of Requirements Engineering.”Howard Podeswa in The Business Case for Agile Business Analysis
The Requirements Engineering Magazine is an independent online magazine, published every four months by IREB.
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!
As the Requirements Engineering Magazine provides a global platform for the active exchange on RE, the articles solely reflect the authors’ viewpoints and do not necessarily express the opinion of the IREB; some articles might not represent the official position of IREB.
Agile, agiIe, agile – still this topic preoccupies the Requirements Engineering community a great deal. It is ubiquitous in conference programs, RE news groups and magazines. It’s very obvious that – though benefits of Agile are widely acknowledged – the implementation of Agile is not that easy. Amongst other things RE within Agile processes presents a big challenge. IREB addresses that with two new certifications: the CPRE RE@Agile Primer, coming very soon, and the CPRE RE@Agile Advanced Level which will follow the Primer in summer 2017. Our goal is to support the community in showing how RE may be applied in an Agile environment. Or is it a goal? I need to discuss that with Karol Frühauf (see below!).
The current issue of the RE Magazine addresses Agile with a couple of articles. Howard Podeswa draws the line from Agile to RE and Business Analysis, while Candase Hokanson and Joy Beatty address the challenges of scaling Agile to large Enterprises.
The article of Guilherme Siqueira Simões and Carlos Eduardo Vazquez presents a discussion about the levels of granularity that can be defined for functional requirements. Although the article is not specifically addressing Agile, the level of granularity is THE topic in discussions about requirements in Agile. When is enough, in fact, enough?
Once a product is in production, maintenance needs to be organized. Coping with change requests is a major challenge in that context as the impact of changes must be analyzed in order to avoid disruptive side effects. Harry Sneed and Birgit Demuth discuss the problem and present ways of resolving it.
Have you ever heard of confirmation bias? Read Manon Penning’s interesting follow up on her article “The Genius Toddler Challenge”, published in RE Magazine 2016-01!
Requirements are requirements, are requirements, are… Or are they perhaps goals? And if so, when and why? Some people might have doubts about that and Karol Frühauf again shares his doubts. We are looking forward to your comments!
Best wishes and enjoy reading…