Seilevel has produced many white papers, reports, and other resources for business analysts on RML and proper requirements methodology. Here are a few of those resources; also see Visual Models for Software Requirements.
Requirements Core Concepts
In our Requirements Core Concepts Handout, you will learn techniques to trigger thoughts, questions to ask when developing use cases, how to prepare for facilitated sessions, tips for reviewing requirements and requirement types, and examples.
File: Requirements-101.pdf –Download File
Business Objectives Model
In our Business Objectives Model (BOM) Handout you’ll learn how to model the value that a project will bring to the customer. Utilizing the Business Objectives Model guides the identification of appropriate business objectives and the process of selecting in-scope features.
File: Business-Objectives-Model.pdf –Download File
Tools For Requirements Gathering Sessions
In one of Seilevel’s projects, Seilevel documented the requirements for a sales platform. The initial adoption of this platform in just one segment and region has resulted in an increase of over $9 million in additional annual margin.
File: Requirements-101.pdf –Download File
Gathering Requirements for Migration Projects
The requirements gathering effort for migration projects is notably different than that for a new system being built from scratch or for adding new functionality to an existing system.
File: Migration-Projects.pdf –Download File
Seilevel Requirements Methodology
Today, the top three reasons software projects fail are lack of user input, incomplete requirements and changing requirements. Seilevel’s rigorous approach to requirements gathering tackles these issues.
File: Seilevel-Requirements-Methodology.pdf – 1,022 KBDownload File
Client Success Stories
Learn how Seilevel’s expert requirements analysis helped a client cut 80% of the original scope yet produce an initial release that would still generate significant business value.
File: Seilevel-Success-Stories2.pdf –Download File
RML Quick Reference
RML® is a language for modeling software requirements to organize and communicate large quantities of information, help identify missing requirements, give context to individual details within the overall collection of requirements, and represent different views of requirements’ details.
File: RML-Language-for-Modeling-Software-Requirements1%20(5).pdf –Download File
Five Steps To Building A Strong Requirements Team
Globally, organizations are improving the success rate of their software projects by focusing on the quality of their requirements. Discover the five steps to building an effective requirements team.
File: Five-Steps-To-Building-A-Strong-Requirements-Team.pdf –Download File
Requirements Estimation Tool
One of the biggest difficulties every project faces is deciding how much time and how many resources to devote to requirements gathering and documentation. We have created a tool for calculating all facets of the requirements estimate. The assumptions in this estimation tool are based on Seilevel’s experience on years of actual projects. The instructions tab is where you will find detailed help on how to use the estimation tool for business analysts.
File: Requirements-Estimation-Template.xlsx –Download File
RML® Use Case Template
This is a concise description of all the elements contained in a complete Use Case. You can find additional resources related to RML and using visual requirements models at http://requirements.seilevel.com/blog.
File: Seilevel-RML-Use-Case-Template.pdf –Download File
Project Assessments Template
This Excel template provides a scorecard for evaluating a variety of project types and phases to assess project execution.
File: Project-Assessments-Template.xls –Download File
How to Prepare For Requirements Sessions with Your Users
By Joy Beatty
This paper outlines the important steps Seilevel has defined to have successful elicitation sessions and improve quality of time with stakeholders.
File: How-to-Prepare-For-Requirements-Sessions-with-Your-Users.pdf –Download File
Requirements management tool selection and adoption
Seilevel’s methodology includes the use of a requirements tool whenever possible to manage requirements. Since finding the most useful tool is critical, Seilevel has completed primary research to evaluate the range of tools currently available. We evaluated tools for our own use and for client use, and chose to share our methods and findings with the larger business analysis community.
You will find this information useful whether you are currently using a requirements tool or are considering using a tool. There are more than 100 requirements tools on the market; finding the best tool for your needs requires a comprehensive evaluation of the options available.
At Seilevel, we are particularly interested in advanced modeling functionality within the tools to support RML®, the visual modeling language we use for software requirements. Compared to earlier requirements tools research we did in 2011, a number of tools now support RML, and there is also better support now in general for working offline.
Seilevel Requirements Management Tool Evaluation 2016
File: 2016-Seilevel-RequirementsTool-Evauation-Report-FINAL.pdf –Download File
Seilevel Requirements Management Tool Evaluation Scorecard 2016
File: 2016_Seilevel_RM_Tool_Evaluation_Scorecard_Updated.xlsx – 783 KBDownload File
Software Requirements Blogs And Forums
- Seilevel Requirements blog
- Free tools from Karl Wiegers
- Tyner Blain
- Pragmatic marketing
- Product Beautiful
- Requirements Networking Group
- Modern Analyst
- Business Analyst Times