Requirements engineering – the key to successful software projects

In the process of developing new products or services, ideas are refined and concretised step by step. When it comes to implementing the software, all requirements must be known and all scenarios that may occur during operation need to be considered.

The different perspectives of the specialist business department and the IT department often clash at this point, especially when it comes to determining the level of granularity needed to formulate the requirements. This can have far-reaching consequences and jeopardise the framework parameters of the software project (scope, time, quality and budget).

Solving this challenge requires a bridge builder between the specialist department and IT. Our software requirements analysis closes this gap, making a significant contribution to the efficiency and success of any IT project.

What do you expect from your software? A requirements analysis will tell you.

Robust requirements are crucial, and a thorough and professional requirements analysis for software is essential in achieving this. Before starting with the actual implementation of an IT solution, a requirements analysis is carried out. We involve both the specialist department and the IT department in order to foster a shared understanding of the solution. Functional and technical requirements are documented, refined and prioritised, since not all requirements are equal.

A suitable software solution for your business

Requirements are formulated from various perspectives. We consider:

Business requirements

WHAT should the software do?

Business (functional) requirements play a crucial role in ensuring the correctness and security of the software, as well as having an impact on usability.

Technical requirements

HOW should the software do it?

Classic examples of technical (non-functional) requirements are:

  • Reliability (robustness)
  • Convertibility (reusability)
  • Portability (compatibility)
  • Efficiency (reduced use of resources)

Business Design

The basis for the success of a software project lies in clear and unambiguous requirements. At doubleSlash we employ methods such as graphical modeling and visualisation of requirements as part of our business design process. We use industry-standard approaches to allow the models to be used for subsequent system documentation.


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Subprocesses in requirements analysis: Gathering, management, prioritisation and visualisation of requirements



Solution alternatives

Once the requirements for a project have been agreed upon, there are often various ways of implementing them. It is important to evaluate the alternatives based on relevant criteria and find the best solution for the specific purpose. The criteria can include factors such as financial effort, dependency on software suppliers as well as strategic decisions at corporate level.

doubleSlash: Your IT partner for professional requirements analysis

We talk business and deliver IT solutions. Based on the subprocesses involved in requirements analysis, we identify the requirements for a software solution and translate them into a suitable software design. Many of our highly-qualified specialist consultants hold Product Owner or CPRE certification (Certified Professionals for Requirements Engineering) and bring a wealth of methodological expertise as well as best practices derived from numerous software projects.



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We’ll be happy to assist you with a professional requirements analysis for your software project!

Do you want to ensure the success of your software project? Get in touch.