Pre-Sales RE – Pt 5: Conclusions

This series of articles showed briefly that the major differences between pre- and post-sales requirements engineering are the phase specific risks, their risk responses (mainly mitigation strategies), and exit criteria that have to be defined. Weiterlesen

Vortrag bei der REFSQ 2015 in Essen


Titel: „The Box Fight Analogy: A Blueprint for Pre-Sales Requirements Engineering Workshops

Konferenz: REFSQ 2015
Am: 23.03.2015
Um: 09.00 Uhr
Ort: ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen

Abstract: Requirements engineering (RE) is typically associated with the creation of a service or product. Its activities are usually not immediately considered to be part of the pre-sales phase. Weiterlesen

Pre-Sales RE – Pt 4: Mitigating Secondary Risks – The Requirements Engineering Risk Responses

Miller Heiman addresses nearly all of the pre-sales risks, while at the same time, introducing new ones. Risks like these are also known as secondary risks which are introduced by risk responses to other risks [1]. However, for the case of Miller Heiman these can be handled in turn by typical requirements engineering activities or strategies. Weiterlesen

Pre-Sales Requirements Engineering based on Miller Heiman’s Sales Approach

Abstract. Requirements engineering (RE) is not only part of the process while delivering or creating a service or product. In the pre-sales phase, RE activities play an important role during the offer preparation. Although this sounds like business as usual there is a major difference: the pre-sales phase entails challenges (e.g., a limited duration or the contractor’s pre-investment) having a tremendous impact on all of these activities. However, from a project manager’s perspective these challenges are nothing but risks—in the pre-sales phase usually addressed best by sales approaches like Miller Heiman’s. The latter appears to be even more interesting since it uses requirements engineering strategies to mitigate other typical sale’s risks. Therefore a joint approach appears not only feasible but worth a try. Conducting a risk analysis of the pre-sales phase and examining the performance of this joint approach reveals how well the two fit together. Weiterlesen