REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT: Can it be effective even during Covid-19 ?

Jun 6, 2021 | Requirments Management

In just about every industry, the impact of Covid-19 is clear. Every crisis puts teamwork to the test, especially with the no-contact rules in place. This also affects requirements management, in which not only analyzing, eliciting, and modeling play an important role but, above all, communication and collaboration. Now the question then arises: “Can requirements management currently work at all?” We say: of course! Instead, the question should be, “What do you need to focus on to continue to do requirements management effectively and efficiently?”

“Life is change” is not said in modern poetry for nothing. Both professionally and privately, influences and conditions are constantly changing -even more so in times of crisis. The worldwide reactions to the Covid 19 outbreak made this clear with media impact. Requirements management lives through constantly changing conditions and must adapt to them. The current crisis is no different.

The fear that projects can no longer be realized due to this crisis, e.g., because of faulty requirements, emerging conflicts between stakeholders, non-compliance with deadlines is unfounded! The requirements management deals with these problems daily and must dynamically
and has to adapt dynamically to them, as usual. For this, however, communication is essential, be it in person or remotely. As long as we communicate with each other smoothly from a technical point of view, the focus of requirements, management remains the same!

We already have many years of experience with apps such as Skype, WebEx, Google Meet, Zoom, or Teams through our cross-site collaboration. We are convinced: the increased use and acceptance of these communication tools lead to a rethinking in the digital world. A rethinking for which we at Tagueri were already well equipped. With our expertise and support, you too can turn any change in requirements management to your advantage.

Requirements Management

Good Requirements Management brings added value into the digital world

  1. Error Minimization during Development Before the project starts, the goal is defined, good communication is established, the stakeholders are analyzed, and the requirements are determined. In this way, sources of errors are identified early on, and production steps can be carried out later as planned.
  2. Reducing Expenses With the introduction of requirements management, costs are saved during the project since continuous agreements and revalidations mean that considerably fewer cost-intensive error corrections are necessary for the design and test phase.
  3. Fewer Complaints and Rectifications Requirements are correctly determined, formulated understandably, and agreed upon. As a result, the user’s wishes are met during development and a lower rate of complaints can be expected.
  4. Less Change Effort Requirements must not only be correctly elicited, but also managed in a structured manner. As a result, they are easily accessible to employees and it is possible to react to changes in the market with less work capacity.

Reasonable Requirements Management Leads to the Early Detection of Sources of Error.

Requirements management simplifies the control of your complex projects. The more complex a project is, the faster the overview can be lost. Where does your project start, and where does it end? What if an essential piece of the puzzle is overlooked? Good management structures each project into individual, manageable sections. Piece by piece, the picture comes together. It simplifies the control of complex projects, increases the quality of the quality of your products and processes, and improves cost-efficiency. This ensures transparency, traceability, and consistency. How does this work? In Requirements Management, the desired properties and constraints of a system are examined in detail. Requirements are determined, documented, checked coordinated and managed.

Requirements Management in the times of Covid-19

Good Requirements Management includes a broad repertoire of methods and tools, that gets you safely through any crisis with a flexible communication path.

Do you use Requirements Management in your business? You want to be optimally positioned in the current times? You want to get safely through the crisis? Ask us!

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