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SharpThought™ Requirements Management

The Alterion SharpThought™ program management process family provides independent management and process verification throughout the program life cycle. A key component within this life cycle is the requirements phase, where the product is fully defined in a formal manner comprehensible to both the client and the contractor.

The requirements definition process provides the backbone of the entire development effort. Every aspect of the program, from initial architecture through final acceptance testing, is based upon the necessity of meeting a stated set of requirements. A well-structured set of clear and concise requirements will facilitate these efforts; a poorly structured set of ambiguous requirements may well result in defects not detected well into the testing phase; defects that can require almost complete re-engineering of the product.

The Alterion SharpThought Product Requirements Review and Assessment is a component of the SharpThought Requirements Process family of processes. Its purpose is to assess the overall structure of a requirements set. This assessment includes clarity of overall scope, completeness of requirement structure, and clear definition of requirements categories. The assessment does not, however, examine individual requirements for completeness, consistency, and unambiguity – this activity is accomplished by the SharpThought Functional Requirements Review and Assessment. A requirements set meeting the goals of the SharpThought Product Requirements Review and Assessment will be well structured for effective use in later development phases.

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Backed by over 20 years of experience, and made possible by our unique expertise in process management and contemporary technologies, Alterion delivers an unprecedented level of IV&V services to commercial and government enterprises.

Aligning the core management tools of Process Improvement, Quality Management, Risk Mitigation and Technical Expertise to a varied spectrum of business activities, Alterion has constructed the SharpThought™ methodology for bringing repeatable control mechanisms to bear on complex and demanding projects. With a steady history of diverse and challenging engagements, Alterion has created a methodology that can improve all phases of an organization's business activities.

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