Volere (Voh-lair-ray) the Italian verb to want, or to wish.
This is the home of the Volere Requirements Specification Template and other requirements and business analysis resources. Volere is the umbrella that covers the collection of requirements templates, processes, books, consulting and training. Since its inception, Volere has been used by thousands of organizations around the world. Read what some of them have to say.
We offer courses including the flagship Mastering the Requirements Process. This course is based on the acclaimed book Mastering the Requirements Process—3rd edition, Getting Requirements Right. We also provide Mastering Business Analysis and MRP part 2.
Available downloads are the Volere Requirements Specification Template, Stakeholder Analysis, Prioritisation Analysis and the Atomic Requirement Template, or as it is more popularly known, the Snow Card. Some content is free with registration.
Volere encompasses the discovery, communication and management of requirements for any type of system—software, hardware, commodities, services, organizational, or anything else you are developing. Volere works with all development methods—sequential, agile, outsourcing, etc—and with most requirements tools and modeling techniques. Volere requirements techniques are based on experience from worldwide business analysis projects, and are continually improved with input from our users.
New article The Requirements Food Chain explaining the originators and consumers of requirements, and how some people are both.
The complimentary ticket to the BA conference for the best answer to the question: What will be the role of the business analyst five years from now? has been won by Maxine Reynolds of BAE Systems:
“In five years the business analyst will be putting a much stronger focus on user experience, with a growth in UX as a key BA skill – the business analyst will be working more closely with strategic suppliers to ensure large scale COTS solutions meet a ‘right first time’ philosophy, are more readily adopted, and improve business practice within business timescales.”
• The new version 17 of the Volere Requirements Specification Template has been uploaded.
• IREB has published the 3rd issue of the free online RE Magazine.
IREB has published a whitepaper on Requirements Engineering and Agile Development.
The first Mastering the Requirements Process course in Stockholm was oversubscribed. Due to demand we have scheduled the next one October 1-3, 2014. Contact Require AB for details.
Suzanne Robertson discusses Scrum versus Kanban.
Tom DeMarco's IEEE Software article Bells, Whistles, Power, and the Requirements Process
New article: Conversations with Martians.
Complete Systems Analysis - the Workbook, the Textbook, the Answers is now available as a Kindle book. The book contains process and data models for a complete case study as well as a comprehensive reference work for the modelling notations and how to use the models to take a variety of viewpoints.
The ebook version of Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior, is now available on InformIT.
New article about whether models or natural language are best for expressing requirements.
A new article by Capers Jones on Software Requirements and the Ethics of Software Engineering.
Listen on SE Radio to Neil Maiden's interview with James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson "Requirements in Agile Projects".