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Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (RESIG) of the British Computer Society (BCS)
The RESG provides an email forwarding service to the requirements engineering community in the UK and worldwide. Calls for papers for RE-related conferences, workshops and special events are forwarded to the mailing list. Mailings also include reminders of coming RESG or related events and position openings for professionals in the RE field. The mailing list is moderated to ensure that all messages are RE-related and conform to the aims of the service
The RE-Online mailing list aims to act as an electronic forum for exchange of ideas among the requirements engineering researchers and practitioners. The list manager and moderator is Assistant Professor Didar Zowghi.
RQNG is a community website specifically devoted to the discipline of "I.T. Requirements Management" aimed at Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, Project Managers, Testers - anyone with a direct association with requirements gathering and related disciplines.
RQNG will be publishing weekly articles, serialized articles, free education articles etc., and encouraging experts to join, submit articles, blogs, forums, form groups, join groups, SIG's etc.
EQuest Consulting provides a comprehensive Education Practice.
Primary focus is Project Management and Business Analysis Education.
Instructors are all PMP Certified and have many years of experience in senior roles in corporate environments. Many of them also work as consultants delivering consulting engagements. Their experience provides an extra dimension of reality in helping you build and strengthen the knowledge within your organisation.
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Karl is the author of the books including Software Requirements, 2nd Edition, More About Software Requirements, and has written many 160 articles on many aspects of software requirements development and management.
Lots of free articles on quality requirements practices as well as requirements free templates, links, webinars & book recommendations.
Ian is well known as a speaker and writer on requirements. He helps to run the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group.
Online resource aimed at producing better software, offers original articles from industry experts, technical papers, industry news, a searchable tools and books guide, discussion forums, and more.
Online companion to Better Software magazine.
Scott W. Ambler’s site (Agile Modelling)
Effective Practices for Modelling and Documentation
Agile Modelling (AM) is a practice-based methodology for effective modelling and documentation of software-based systems. Simply put, Agile Modelling (AM) is a collection of values, principles, and practices for modelling software that can be applied on a software development project in an effective and light-weight manner.
Paul Harmon, well known and respected market analyst, newsletter editor, consultant and author, and Celia Wolf, business strategy and marketing consultant, founded Business Process Trends to provide a primary source of news and information relating to all aspects of business process change, focused on trends, directions and best practices.
Business Rules Community
Books Recommended in the RQNG “Must Read Books” Forum
Consistently Mentioned (no order)
Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
Mastering the Requirements Process by Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson
Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs by Ellen Gottesdiener
Software Requirements Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide to Help Software And Business Teams Develop And Manage Requirements by Ellen Gottesdiener
Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (2nd Edition) by Martin Fowler, Kendall Scott
UML for the IT Business Analyst: A Practical Guide to Object-Oriented Requirements Gathering by Howard Podeswa
Writing Better Requirements by Ian Alexander
Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn
Other Mentioned Books (no order)
Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge ” Ron Ross
Business Rules Applied: Building Better Systems Using the Business Rules Approach by Barbara Von Halle
Business Rules books by Ronald G. Ross
Case*Method: Entity Relationship Modelling by Barker (old but still useful)
Customer Centered Products: Creating Successful Products Through Smart Requirements Management by Ivy F. Hooks, Kristin A. Farry
Other Mentioned Books (cont …)
Data Model Resource Book: A Library of Logical Data and Data Warehouse Designs by Len Silverston, William H. Inmon, Kent Graziano
Discovering REAL Business Requirements for Software Project Success by Robin F. Goldsmith
Managing Software Requirements: A Use Case Approach, Second Edition by Dean Leffingwell, Don Widrig
More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice by Karl E. Wiegers
Patterns for Effective Use Cases by Paul Bramble, Alistair Cockburn, Andy Pols, Steve Adolph
Rapid Prototyping; Moving to Business-Centric Development by John P. Reilly
Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture ”, by David C. Hay http://www.zifa.com as well, for the official Zachman Framework website.
The Facilitator's Fieldbook (2nd Edition) . This book is excellent at describing the softer people and background skills required to elicit requirements.
UML Weekend Crash Course by Thomas A. Pender
Use Case Modeling by Kurt Bittner, Ian Spence
Word Hacks: Tips & Tools for Taming Your Text (Hacks) by Andrew Savikas