Creative Product Design: A Practical Guide to Requirements Capture Management / Edition 1

Creative Product Design: A Practical Guide to Requirements Capture Management / Edition 1

by Margaret Bruce, Rachel Cooper, Bruce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471987204

ISBN-13: 9780471987208

Pub. Date: 02/16/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Defining a process of requirements capture as the "front end" or "pre-development" of the product development process is imperative. The front end is a critical phase because once the concept has been defined, then about 80% of subsequent costs will have been committed.

Without the requirements capture process, false assumptions regarding customer, technical and

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Overview

Defining a process of requirements capture as the "front end" or "pre-development" of the product development process is imperative. The front end is a critical phase because once the concept has been defined, then about 80% of subsequent costs will have been committed.

Without the requirements capture process, false assumptions regarding customer, technical and other requirements may be made. Such false assumptions lead to errors in the product specification which may only be uncovered later in the process. It does not take much to imagine the impact this has on time and money.

With the current focus on achieving quick response, managers worry that more effort expended on requirements capture at the front end will increase the time of product development. However, companies with intensive front end activities spend 40% less time on product development than those that ignore this stage. In addition, companies with an effective requirements capture process gain more profits and revenue from new products than those that do not have an adequate requirements capture process.

The writing is on the wall.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471987208
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/16/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

REQUIREMENTS CAPTURE.

New Product Development.

Requirements: Ideas, Research and Strategy.

Requirements: Market Research Tools and Techniques.

CAPTURING AND MANAGING REQUIREMENTS CAPTURE IN PRACTICE.

Introduction to the Case Studies.

Colossus Case Study.

Vantage Case Study.

Bandage Case Study.

Construct Case Study.

GUIDELINES TO REQUIREMENTS CAPTURE.

Requirements Capture Process.

Integrating Requirements Capture with Product Development.

References.

Index.

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