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|T08: "Creativity, the Path to Innovative Requirements" (Suzanne Robertson, Neil Maiden)
Creativity, the Path to Innovative Requirements
Tuesday, September 10th from 1400 - 1730
Where do requirements come from? The optimistic view is that the customers or users of a system tell the requirements engineer what they want. For a variety of reasons, this is rarely the case. People don't know exactly what they want, they do not know what is possible, or they cannot express their real needs, or because they think in terms of current solutions or they cannot envisage the future. Requirements engineering is increasingly a creative process in which stakeholders and designers work together to create ideas for new systems that are eventually expressed as requirements.
This half-day tutorial illustrates how we use innovative techniques to imagine, create, discover and formalise requirements. We also illustrate how creativity can be used in requirements engineering and provide a guide for running creative design workshops. This is an interactive hands-on tutorial based on experience in running creative workshops for an air traffic management system for Eurocontrol in Paris.
The tutorial is intended for different types of participants. These include academics who want to understand more about the changing nature of RE, practitioners who want to learn how to use creative techniques in the RE process, and project managers who want to understand more about the requirements process.
|Last updated: 2002-06-05