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Survey of Requirements Management Standards

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One of the goals of the ORMF project is to be able to support recognised requirement management standards. Before plunging into the task head first, we at ORMF need to identify which standards are of interest and to have sufficient details on these to analyse the effort required to support them in terms of both elucidation and reporting. We are looking for professionals who are knowledgeable or simply interested in this area to assist in performing this survey.

Our aim is to gather sufficient information to be able to validate the ORMF model, which is currently being elaborated, against its ability to support each of the candidate requirement standards. The main task would be to perform a general survey of the industry. This would take the form of a list of standards, a short description of its focus, intent, purpose, etc., and a list of the documentation that is generally produced by the practitioners of the standard (with pro forma examples where possible). From this list and the recommendations of the survey participants, the team will select the candidate standards, which will be used for the model validation process. If at all possible, the model will be refined to fit the requirements of those standards.

At the end of the process the ORMF team will be confident in the framework's ability to support the chosen standards and future development efforts will be directed towards this aim.

Requirements Management Standards

IEEE Std 830-1998: Recommended Practices for Software Requirements Specifications

IEEE Std 1233-1998: IEEE Guide for Developing System Requirements Specifications

Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

Open Unified Process - Requirements Management Practice

V-Model XT

How to contribute

Contributing to an existing standard

Each existing standard has an associated Wiki page that is already designed to capture information in a standard format. Simply fill in the information you have at hand in the appropriate section by editing that section.

Contributing a new standard

In order to ensure that information on all standards is consistent and complete, we have created a template that is used by each and every Wiki page representing a specific standard.

If you desire to provide information on a standard that is not yet listed on this page, here's what you need to do:

  1. Add an item to the list of standards in section Requirements Management Standards above
  2. Create a new page that contains the following code:
    This will automatically copy the template into your page. The template is already set up to show breadcrumbs at the top of the page and Categories at the bottom, so you do not need to add anything else.

Thank you!

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