Requirements is a Top Issue for IT

My colleagues and I recently received almost 1,000 responses for a benchmark study on Application Lifecycle Management practices that we’re conducting. We’re now analyzing the data, but one thing is clear – one of IT’s top issues is requirements. In fact, our preliminary numbers show that almost half of all survey respondents reinvent the wheel when it comes to defining business requirements!  

The good news is that people are getting better. In fact, the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA) is just one example of an organization promoting best practices for requirements management. And on February 16, Serena will be participating in an IIBA webcast on requirements traceability. This should be a very enlightening webcast, as requirements experts will be sharing their experiences from the field. Serena will share how our customers have been experiencing increased satisfaction by looking at the entire requirements process and managing traceability from initial request all the way to release. I encourage you to register for the webcast on the IIBA website.


John Carrillo is a thought leader in requirements management and application lifecycle management, with over 20 years experience in the commercial software and manufacturing industries. In his current role at Serena Software, he provides strategic counsel to organizations regarding technologies, process, and best practices for application development and delivery.



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