These are resources that we have found useful in our requirements work. By all means make use of them, and by all means please let us know if you have found resources that will be of use to others.
SWOT Analysis Guide. SWOT (Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities; Threats) analysis is used early in a project to determine feasibility. Justin Gomer and Jackson Hille have put together an up to date, thorough SWOT guide. They provide templates for readers to immediately put SWOT analysis and their ideas into action, and there are also SWOT Analysis examples for every sector of the economy, including guides of Uber and DreamWorks.
Business Analysts Jobs is a company specialising in employment for business analysts. They also have useful career information.
Kravspecifikation is a site about writing and managing requirements specifications.They have some interesting things to say. This site is in Swedish.
Real Learning for a Change. Michael Brown delivers behavioural training with a difference. With 15 years’ experience in the training world, he is able to tailor his sessions on the fly to meet the needs of the learners. We speak from personal experience of seeing him in action, and have never seen anyone quite like him. His training at times is more like alchemy, and it is delivered with passion and conviction. Well worth a try.
ThinkAnalyse is Andrew Kendall’s company. Andrew is the resident Australian Volere consultant, and offers consulting and training in business analysis and the Volere techniques. Contact Andrew at ThinkAnalyse.
The Jama Software blog has opinions and information for requirements analysts and innovators. Jama also has a requirements tool called Contour. This is listed on the tools page.
Didar Zowighi’s RE-online discussion group about requirements engineering. To subscribe to the group, send “subscribe re-online” (without the quotes) in the body of an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The discussion group has a worldwide collection of requirements experts discussing topical issues. It is also a great place to ask for help.
Karl Wiegers’ Process Impact has a lot to say about software process improvement. Karl’s requirements books make for good reading.
John Favaro is a software guru with a good grasp of economics — a subject that is all too rare in our field. He has some interesting things to say at http://www.favaro.net/john/home/essays/index.html. John’s site contains lots of other useful stuff.
Carol Dekkers at Quality Plus Technologies has lots to say about how to count function points and use them to help manage requirements.
The Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design is an independent research centre within City University in London. Much of the Centre’s work is about requirements, including the development of ART-SCENE which automatically generates rich scenarios from use case descriptions. Stakeholders can then walk through these scenarios using the Scenario Presenter, exploring normal and alternative course events in turn, and documenting new requirements and comments as they go. Please contact Professor Neil Maiden for further information.