An article in the current version of Requirements Engineering magazine (offered for free online by the IREB) caught my eye earlier today and I thought it was definitely worth recommending here so that others could give it a look. The article is called “TORE – A Framework for Systematic Requirements Development in Information Systems” and is written by several people who work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering.
I had not come across TORE before, but it’s interesting in that it presents a list of decision points that have to be made in a Requirements Engineering effort at several different levels. It’s nice because it does not specify any particular techniques or methodologies, but rather is something you can drop into your existing process to help ensure you have made all the necessary decisions before moving on.
It’s a relatively quick and simple read and I highly recommend it.