SOURCE: Requirements Forum

March 12, 2008 08:30 ET

Requirements.net Acclaimed Podcast Now Available on iTunes

"Requirements Unplugged" Podcast Tackles Software Requirements Best Practices

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - The Requirements Forum today announced the availability of the Requirements.net podcast series, "Requirements Unplugged," free on the iTunes store (www.itunes.com) as well as the Requirements.net website (www.requirements.net). Hosted by Matthew Morgan of Blueprint and Keith Barrett of Sky IT Group, the bi-weekly podcast tackles the largest issues facing CIOs and their software development organizations today. Guests on the podcast discuss best practices and lessons learned to improve poor software requirements practices.

Founded in 2008 by Blueprint, HP, CorTechs, Orasi, Sky IT Group, and the Requirements Networking Group, the Requirements Forum aims to raise awareness of the critical need to define and manage software requirements so the end product truly meets the business needs.

The latest episode of the podcast, available today, will feature an interview with Mark Sarbiewski, Sr. Director of HP Software Quality Management Products. Sarbiewski will discuss the ever-growing role of requirements management as part of quality management, as well as the growing importance of security practices as part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

The next episode of the podcast, scheduled for March 26th, will feature an interview with Alistair Cockburn of Humans and Technology. Dr. Cockburn is best known for co-authoring the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and for his book Writing Effective Use Cases. He is also an internationally known expert on project management, object-oriented design, and development processes. Dr. Cockburn was special advisor to the Central Bank of Norway in 1998, and has worked in companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, around the world.

In addition, future podcast guests include Richard Matthews, founder of the Requirements Networking group, and Theresa Lanowitz of Voke Inc.

"The Requirements Forum is aiming to be the industry's leading source for discussions and education on how best to define and manage requirements throughout the SDLC," said Matthew Morgan, CMO of Blueprint. "This new podcast series is just another example of how Requirements.net is leading the industry charge, and helping organizations keep up with rapid innovations that are changing the face of software development."

"The Requirements Forum strives to improve education and awareness of the cost of bad requirements, and the best ways for organizations to improve their requirements practices," said Keith Barrett, RLA Practice Manager at SKY IT Group. "These podcasts will feature organizations that have focused on three key principles -- getting it right at the beginning, putting business and IT interests on the same page, and introducing metrics to measure requirements effectiveness -- to enable more efficient, cost effective software development that truly delivers what the business needs."

For more information on the Requirements Forum, please visit www.requirements.net. To subscribe to the iTunes Podcast, visit http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=275622558.

About the Requirements Forum

Founded in 2008 by Blueprint, HP, CorTechs, Orasi, Sky IT Group, and the Requirements Networking Group, the Requirements Forum aims to raise awareness of the critical need to define and manage software requirements so the end product truly meets the business needs. Forum participants will share best practices and key issues that must be solved to ensure software requirements meet business needs. For more information or to join the Requirements Forum, please visit www.requirements.net.

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