Which requirements matter most? How to prioritize requirements? Which requirements engineering tool fits best to my development environment? How to efficiently introduce a requirements engineering tool? How can I reduce the cost caused by incorrect, missing or changing requirements? How can I work better with my customers during the elicitation and specification activities?
Most requirements change during the lifetime of a product. Quality requirements such as safety, security and performance can interfere with each other. Requirements engineering is essential for successful projects and for market success. But, still inadequate requirements engineering is the main reason for canceled projects or projects that do not reach their goals. Enough reason to improve your requirements engineering and product management.
Vector Consulting Services is asked by companies worldwide to support and improve their requirements engineering and product management. Our white papers, lectures and tutorials are presented at international conferences. To our experiences from various industrial projects in a variety of systems and applications show that a good understanding and a systematic treatment of requirements are critical to project success. In various client projects we could reduce the cost of rework from insufficient requirements by up to 30%. Vector Consulting Services can help with selecting and improving tools and expertise.
- Consistent requirements engineering from specification to system architecture, component design, to the systematic validation and verification
- Requirements reviews and evaluation on the basis of quality requirements, such as performance, efficiency, safety, information security, maintainability, etc.
- Introduction of requirements engineering tools
- Efficient implementation of model-driven development (methodology, tools, data consistency)
- Quality management in the development and vendor interfaces (eg, reviews, quality management, audits)
- Optimization of specifications and facilitation of customer-supplier workshops for better cooperation and win-win results
Vector Consulting Services is the internationally renown expert on requirements engineering for system, software, hardware and mechanical development, and for IT systems. Our books and articles on requirements engineering are used worldwide. The Vector Group offers a comprehensive suite of tools and services for product development. Our consultants have broad industry experiences and in average over ten years of professional experience before becoming active as consultants.
For our customers we are the partner of choice for requirements engineering, systems engineering, product management, and product life-cycle management. Partnering with companies such as IBM and Siemens, we know the reference tools and methods, and support our customers in their use.
"I appreciate Vector Consulting Services as a very experienced partner for improving our requirements engineering at our global software development teams."
- Florian Frischmuth, Ford
"Vector Consulting has been for many years our partner for optimizing our engineering processes. With their broad practical background, the team provided lots of good stimulus. On this basis, we achieved significant performance improvement."
- Dr. Ulrich Lefarth, Head of Engineering, Thales
A global OEM of medical technology wanted to substantially reduce cycle times in product development. At the same time the high quality standards needed to be maintained.
Vector was hired because of its broad expertise in requirements engineering and product management. On the basis of lean development we evolved methods suitable for requirement elicitation, system analysis, specification, and integrated change management. Special attention was given to the interface of components and to handle standards important in these systems due to the safety-critical applications. After a pilot phase, where the techniques were evaluated and optimized for different project types, a suitable tool was introduced. We then coached team leaders and developers to take advantage of the resulting methods and tool support as fast and effective as possible.
The continuous requirements engineering slashed cycle time at the customer by 50% and cost of rework by 30% through more systematic specification, change management and prioritization of requirements.
Vector offers trainings on the basis of "IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)". Benefit from our requirements engineering experiences in various industries and companies worldwide.
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