Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS) – Birmingham Branch & Requirements Engineering SG
This presentation will introduce the EARS approach, illustrate worked examples and discuss the benefits of adopting the approach.
Alistair Mavin (Mav), Requirements Specialist
18:00 – Meet the speaker in the Foyer Cafe/Bar area of the conference centre
18:20 – Talk
19:30 – Drinks and Canapes (in the Foyer)
Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS) was developed at Rolls-Royce and has been shown to drastically reduce or even eliminate the main problems typically associated with natural language (NL) requirements. It is widely used in academia and in a range of industries throughout the world. System requirements are usually written in unconstrained NL, which is inherently imprecise. During system development, problems in system requirements often propagate to lower levels.
This creates unnecessary volatility and risk, which impact programme schedule and cost. To mitigate this problem, there is a need to provide simple, practical guidance for authors of NL requirements. EARS is a notation for authoring NL requirements through the application of a template with an underlying ruleset.
Application of EARS produces requirements in a small number of simple patterns. EARS has proved popular with practitioners because it is lightweight, there is little training overhead, no special tool is required and the resultant requirements are easy to read. This presentation will introduce the EARS approach, illustrate worked examples and discuss the benefits of adopting the approach.
An independent requirements specialist based in the UK. Mav worked as a requirements specialist at Rolls-Royce PLC for 14 years. He has carried out requirements engineering projects in a range of industries including defence, aerospace, rail, automotive, industrial plant design and software systems.
He is the lead author of Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS) and has experience in the development and delivery of requirements engineering training and in innovation and creativity support. Mav has published many papers on requirements and systems engineering.
He was Industry Chair for RE13 and Industry Laboratory Chair for RE14 and is a member of the IEEE “RE” conference series Industry Committee. Mav is a member of IEEE, the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group committee and is a chartered engineer. www.alistairmavin.com
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