https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/user_story_card.jpg 800 1280 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2018-08-14 07:00:142018-08-09 11:27:54Can user stories be good requirements?
User stories describe the stakeholders' goals and wishes in agile development. Can the IREB quality criteria for requirements be fulfilled with user stories?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ich_backe_mir_einen_requirements_engineer-1.jpg 800 1280 René Busch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png René Busch2018-05-30 07:00:512018-05-31 10:32:20Cooking up a requirements engineer – the right talent makes all the difference
Job ads often list unusable RE or BA requirements. How do you find candidates with the right talents, nevertheless? René Busch gives some tips.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/establish-baselines.jpg 800 1200 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-12-15 08:00:122017-12-15 09:21:56What does it mean to establish baselines?
Establishing baselines is an important task for requirements engineering. Why is that, and how do you establish baselines?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/specialist-departments-requirements-engineering-e1509004470138.jpg 781 1280 René Busch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png René Busch2017-10-26 11:09:582017-11-02 11:01:44Why requirements engineers should also work in specialist departments
Problems often arise because the specialist departments' knowledge roams over to the IT departments. What does this look like and what does it mean for requirements engineers?
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How do you develop requirements and archteciture without delaying the project or letting the costs get too high? The Twin Peaks Model explains this.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/principles-of-agile-business-analysis-1.png 738 1280 Rainer Wendt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Rainer Wendt2017-08-30 07:00:512017-08-30 12:53:30Business analysis in classical, hybrid and agile project contexts
Rainer Wendt describes the new structures for agile principles of agile business anaysis with the concept of planning horizons.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Relationships-EN.png 1217 1522 Lisa May https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Lisa May2017-07-26 07:03:042017-07-25 11:32:14Core concepts of business analysis or: all about turtles
What do business analysis and turtles have to do with each other? Learn more about the BACCM mode, the core concepts and their relationships to each other.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/determine-requirements-together-requirements-workshop.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-30 09:27:082018-04-26 11:14:22The ideal requirements workshop
Requirements workshops are a great technique for developing requirements. Where does this resonate in the execution, preparation and follow-up of a workshop?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/engineer-requirements-with-field-observation.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-16 07:14:372018-04-26 11:14:31The best observation techniques in requirements engineering
Observation techniques like field observation, apprenticing and contextual inquiry are good development techniques in requirements engineering. What are some tips?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/perfect-feature-reviews.jpg 800 1280 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2017-05-09 09:20:382018-04-26 11:15:03The perfect review of features
For feature reviews, both review meetings and mechanical reviews are available. What is recommended when and how does a mechanical review go?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/problems-good-or-bad.jpg 800 1280 Dr. Michael Jastram https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Michael Jastram2017-04-25 06:47:012018-04-26 11:15:09The problem with the problem
A good problem statement describes the task to be solved as generally as possible and so helps with the search for the right solution.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/without-agile-coach.jpg 800 1280 Stephan Seigewasser https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Stephan Seigewasser2017-03-21 06:29:432018-04-26 11:15:30A Plea for the Agile Coach
How does the role of agile coaches in businesses look today? And what would organizations be missing is they went without agile coaches?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Migrating-old-systems-is-a-real-challenge.jpg 800 1280 Jan Hegewald https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Jan Hegewald2017-02-28 05:50:132018-04-26 11:15:34Migrate complicated applications agilely
How do you migrate applications? And why is it worthwhile to consider an agile, iterative approach?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/flash-of-inspiration-creativity-process.jpg 533 800 Josef Falk https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Josef Falk2017-02-07 08:00:232018-04-26 11:15:42How does creativity come into IT analysis?
Does requirements engineering have to develop further to be able to design new solutions? And how can creativity be embedded into IT analysis?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/documentation-with-post-it-notes.jpg 533 800 Joachim Reinke https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Joachim Reinke2017-01-31 07:38:022018-04-26 11:15:47Product specification – the seven biggest mistakes
Why do you want to specify products when you could just develop them? Seven reasons to renounce documentation.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/furthering-knowledge-elearning.jpg 533 800 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2017-01-02 07:49:082018-04-26 11:16:02Where do you get your knowledge from?
Do you want to know something, learn to do something, or master something? An evaluation of knowledge acquisition and the importance of feedback by Dr. Andrea Herrmann.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/manufacture-or-industry.jpg 579 800 Dr. Peter Samulat https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Peter Samulat2016-12-13 07:58:362018-04-26 11:16:46Manufacture or Industry? IT doesn't have a choice!
Digitalization leads to new processes and structures. How should business IT set itself up to allow these changes?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Correctly-exchanging-requirements.jpg 366 550 Dr. Michael Jastram https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Michael Jastram2016-11-23 16:19:152018-03-12 11:56:13Exchanging requirements correctly
A structured exchange of requirements among companies are not easy to arrange. The ReqIF standard in the OMG can help.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Eliciting-usability-requirements-using-a-charrette-session.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-11-15 14:13:032017-07-31 13:55:16Collaboratively developing usability requirements
A charrette session is a good opportunity to collaboratively develop requirements. What's important with charrette sessions?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Functional-security.jpg 387 550 Patrick Richter https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Patrick Richter2016-11-08 15:45:542016-12-06 13:47:44Practicing Functional Safety
The functional safety is concerned with the analysis of possible dangers and the definition of safety functions. How does that look practically?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Foundations-of-usability-requirements.jpg 365 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-11-01 14:51:242016-11-01 14:51:24The foundations of usability requirements development
What should you pay attention to when developing usability requirements? What role does human performance capacities and perception play?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Paradigm-shift-in-requirements-engineering.jpg 365 550 Eckhard Jokisch https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Eckhard Jokisch2016-10-17 09:02:462016-10-18 18:55:31The paradigm shift in requirements engineering
Products have errors because the wrong employees carry out the wrong tasks. It is time for a paradigm shift.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/time-for-a-change.jpg 853 1280 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-09-05 14:07:312017-06-29 12:18:19Requirements with an expiration date
What can you do when there are too many requirements and you can't keep track anymore? Try working with templates and expiration dates.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Interview-with-Rainer-Wendt.jpg 373 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2016-08-25 08:35:262017-05-30 10:41:08Becoming a Business Analyst – Interview with Rainer Wendt
An interview with Rainer Wendt, president of the IIBA Germany Chapter, about becoming a business analyst and business analysis in the IIBA Germany chapter.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Discussing-content-and-arriving-at-better-conclusions.jpg 366 550 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2016-08-02 10:13:572017-05-30 10:44:12What is requirements engineering and what content goes into a specification?
Requirements engineers translate users' desires into language that developers can understand. But what kind of content goes into a specification?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Teams-with-Vision.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-07-26 09:42:062017-05-30 10:46:04Effective teams with a unified vision
Effective teams are an important factor in developing products. A unified vision is absolutely necessary for team work to succeed. How do you develop it?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Solution-Evaluation-1.jpg 352 550 Rainer Wendt https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Rainer Wendt2016-06-28 14:33:352017-05-30 10:49:19The solution evaluation in business analysis
Solution Evaluation is the assessment of existing or new solutions before or after a business goes into operation. Read more about Solution Evaluation.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Qualititative-criteria-with-use-cases.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-06-06 10:18:412017-05-30 10:51:26Securing systems with misuse cases
Misuse cases are a good instrument in the area of safety and security to help you elicit quality requirements properly. How do misuse cases work?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/5-Things-software-developers-should-learn-1.jpg 366 550 Inga Wiele https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Inga Wiele2016-05-24 09:00:242017-05-30 10:52:455 things software developers can learn from designers
Design thinking is the ability to perceive things that others cannot see and knowing how to execute ideas. What can developers learn from designers?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Addressing-risks-in-agile-projects.jpg 366 550 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-04-04 14:12:042017-05-30 11:08:19Addressing risks in agile projects
Find out how to develop systematic risk identifcation mechanisms in your projects so that you can manage and minize the risks you face regularly.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/IT-Analysis-2016.jpg 295 468 Josef Falk https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Josef Falk2016-03-21 11:10:452017-05-30 11:09:05IT Analysis 2016 – Taking Stock
There are many IT anaylsis concepts. Concepts that compliment each other, some that conflict and some that contradict each other. Time to take stock.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Six-Best-Practices-for-an-Inspection.jpg 200 300 Dr. Andrea Herrmann https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andrea Herrmann2016-02-17 10:32:042017-05-30 11:11:18Inspection as the Path to Good Specifications
Errors in specifications are unavoidable. An inspection is used to find those errors. Here are six best pratices help you do so.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Footprint-1.jpg 412 550 Maik Pfingsten https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Maik Pfingsten2016-02-08 11:23:232017-05-31 10:34:05Visualized Understanding: The System Footprint
Using a system footprint to visualize your system requirements and allow everyone on your team to stay informed of the big picture.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Lean-Traceability-situative-tracen.jpg 369 554 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2016-02-01 08:10:442017-05-31 10:51:28Lean traceability in three steps
Learn how to get the right amount of traceability in your agile projects. Improve your compliance and your overall performance through lean traceability.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/clear-steps-clear-rules.jpg 466 700 Maik Pfingsten https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Maik Pfingsten2015-11-10 11:00:092018-04-26 11:18:12Agile Specifications
How do you get agile specifications done within 2 weeks by following 5 steps and 2 basic rules? Maik Pfingsten explains how it works.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/The-Internet-of-Things-----Hype-or-Business-Opportunity-1.jpg 374 500 Dr. Peter Samulat https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Peter Samulat2015-10-26 12:56:262018-04-26 11:18:16The Internet of Things - Hype or Business Opportunity?
Are there sustainable business models able to prove that the Internet of Things is not just a concept but an economically feasible trend?
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The Guide to Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) is a rich source of knowledge and another good reason for talking to Peter Gerstbach of IIBA.
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The following is an interview between Stefan Sturm, Managing Director at IREB, and Tanja Weiß of microTOOL, about ireb, cpre and requirements engineering.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/windmuehle.jpg 392 550 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-08-11 14:36:592018-04-26 11:18:36When Run-of-the-Mill Is a Good Thing
Run-of-the-mill is a term that describes something that is of average quality, something that is mean, or cookie-cutter. But is it always a bad thing?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/design-thinking-more-than-another-method.jpg 400 495 Ingrid Gerstbach https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ingrid Gerstbach2015-06-09 14:53:092018-04-26 11:18:53Design Thinking
Design Thinking is more than just another method of solving problems. It is an attitude. Learn more about the 6 phases of Design Thinking.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/what-how-why.png 675 729 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-05-13 12:27:402018-04-26 11:19:00The Golden Circle in Requirements Engineering
Why does a company do what it does? Why should customers opt for a solution of a particular manufacturer? The Golden Circle helps to answer these questions.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/understanding-different-points-of-view.png 349 554 Dr. Andreas Bungert https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Dr. Andreas Bungert2015-03-09 11:52:152018-04-26 11:19:15Torn out of Context in Reverse at 50 mph
When eliciting requirements it is paramount to keep an eye on the context and on the background on which persons are creating requirements.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/when-personas-meet-use-case-2-0.jpg 508 806 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2015-02-18 14:10:372018-04-26 11:19:23When Personas meet Use Case 2.0
What is the difference between Persona scenarios and use cases? And how do personas and Use Case 2.0 fit together?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-ideal-number-of-diagrams.jpg 508 806 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2015-01-08 09:39:052018-04-26 11:19:38The Ideal Number of Diagrams and Diagram Elements
„How many diagrams are necessary to describe a system?“ Systems developers are familiar with these kinds of questions. But is the number really important?
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Marathon.jpg 301 670 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-11-19 13:03:502018-04-26 11:19:51On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal Diagram
If you are busying yourself with stakeholders and their goals, a goal diagram might be an effective and easy way for you to visualize interdependencies.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/approach-to-requirements.jpg 276 520 Michael Schenkel https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Michael Schenkel2014-10-07 07:40:162018-04-26 11:18:14Why the Right Approach to Requirements is Critical to Your Projects
How much time do you dedicate to requirements Engineering when you operate a project? Read why the right approach to requirements is critical to projects.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/steps-to-good-requirements.jpg 517 719 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2014-09-15 10:15:292018-04-26 11:18:18IREB: 6 Steps To Good Requirements
Requirements Engineering is a key discipline in systems development. Find out the 6 key steps to developing good requirements in your projects.
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How do you want to deliver good results if you do not know the goals of your stakeholders? Read what happens when you ignore stakeholders and their wishes.
https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Taking-An-Agile-Approach-With-Use-Cases.jpg 616 1346 Ursula Meseberg https://www.microtool.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/microTOOL-Logo.png Ursula Meseberg2014-09-01 13:02:282018-04-26 11:18:22Taking An Agile Approach With Use Cases
For many companies use cases are the method of choice for stakeholder communication. Find out how they help us understand how a system supports users.