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Requirements Engineering

What is requirements engineering?

In product development, requirements engineering is a process that takes place at the beginning of a project. In this process, the requirements of the product are specified through a variety of methods. This can be through interviewing potential users, sending out questionnaires or by observing users. From this research, feedback is gathered and analyzed. Requirements are then compiled and given to the design team to help them produce a product that meets the requirements of users and consumers.

Benefits of requirements engineering

Requirements engineering can offer many benefits. It can help developers structure the development process and provide them with a clear plan of action. Without knowing the requirements of a product, the design process can lose focus. With clear knowledge of the requirements of a product from the user perspective, the needs of the user can be met. This can then lead to better usability of an application and a better user experience.

How to carry out requirements engineering

The first step for requirements engineering is to ascertain what users may need from a product and what goals they wish to fulfill by using this product. This can be gathered by sending out a questionnaire, surveys, or interviewing potential users. The data should be analyzed once collected. Then a focus group is gathered to analyze the various ideas that the data yields. After this, the remaining ideas from the focus group should be organized in a logical format to be presented for approval. This will help the design team to produce a product that meets the demands of users.

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