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Requirements Engineering

I know I should read all those methods more in details.

I found this in the Poll Best Requirement Survey by Xebia.
So what is a requirements method? Since this is not a generally agreed-upon term from the dictionary, we need to define it. There are a few cases where a coherent set of ideas, written down in a book, can easily be seen as a 'method'. Two cases in point are "Volere" and "the Wiegers approach". They both cover almost the entire working area of requirements engineering in at least some detail. In other cases, an approach only covers one area of requirements engineering, such as elicitation techniques. Another possibility is a method that covers a larger area of software or business development, and includes part of requirements engineering. An example of the latter is RUP.
The methods covered in this survey are:

* Volere (Suzanne and James Robertson)
* Wiegers (Karl Wiegers)
* The Software Requirements Memory Jogger (Ellen Gottesdie…