Capture A Common Vocabulary

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Published on December 31, 2008

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How to manage a glossary with Rational ReqPro

Capture A Common Vocabulary Requirements Discipline

Why? There are tree Primary Reasons why this activity important? Clear definition of terminology used throughout entire project. Consistent understanding across project team resources. Reduces overall risk of incorrect assumptions.

There are tree Primary Reasons why this activity important?

Clear definition of terminology used throughout entire project.

Consistent understanding across project team resources.

Reduces overall risk of incorrect assumptions.

When? Creating a common vocabulary should be done… Early on in the project life-cycle.. Prior to the beginning of the Elaboration phase. As an on-going process throughout the project life-cycle.

Creating a common vocabulary should be done…

Early on in the project life-cycle..

Prior to the beginning of the Elaboration phase.

As an on-going process throughout the project life-cycle.

What? Inputs include Existing glossary documents: If the application already exists (or this is a new application replacing an existing application), there is likely existing documentation where terms have been defined previously. The Requirements Management Plan (RMP): The RMP will define all there is to know about the requirements on the project, for example the requirement types. The stakeholders: When eliciting requirements the stakeholders may use terms that are good to capture in the glossary.

Inputs include

Existing glossary documents:

If the application already exists (or this is a new application replacing an existing application), there is likely existing documentation where terms have been defined previously.

The Requirements Management Plan (RMP):

The RMP will define all there is to know about the requirements on the project, for example the requirement types.

The stakeholders:

When eliciting requirements the stakeholders may use terms that are good to capture in the glossary.

Where? Outputs is to the glossary repository. The glossary repository is a ReqPro project where each term is defined as a requirement. The properties of the TERM requirement are shown below.

Outputs is to the glossary repository.

The glossary repository is a ReqPro project where each term is defined as a requirement.

The properties of the TERM requirement are shown below.

Who? The lead process analyst is the overall process owner, and takes responsibility for maintaining the ReqPro project. Anyone on the project team will be capable of adding or editing a glossary term. The main steps are: Identify Common Term Add Glossary Term To Repository Manage Glossary Use term in the glossary

The lead process analyst is the overall process owner, and takes responsibility for maintaining the ReqPro project.

Anyone on the project team will be capable of adding or editing a glossary term.

The main steps are:

Identify Common Term

Add Glossary Term To Repository

Manage Glossary

Use term in the glossary

How? Identifying common terms Identify terms and their acronyms. Utilize all existing documentation. Interview subject matter experts. All team members are responsible.

Identifying common terms

Identify terms and their acronyms.

Utilize all existing documentation.

Interview subject matter experts.

All team members are responsible.

Add Term To Glossary Adding the term to the glossary repository. Terms and acronyms are entered into ReqPro. Use the Term requirement type. Capture synonyms using traceability.

Adding the term to the glossary repository.

Terms and acronyms are entered into ReqPro.

Use the Term requirement type.

Capture synonyms using traceability.

Add The Term To The Glossary

Manage The Glossary Managing the term in the glossary As the project evolves terms will be updated.

Managing the term in the glossary

As the project evolves terms will be updated.

Maintain Term In Glossary

Use The Glossary Using a glossary term Use a hyperlink to reference the ReqPro ‘.rqs’ glossary file. Make use of hyperlinks to reference glossary terms through RequisiteWeb.

Using a glossary term

Use a hyperlink to reference the ReqPro ‘.rqs’ glossary file.

Make use of hyperlinks to reference glossary terms through RequisiteWeb.

Use The Glossary

Summary Use a glossary to capture all terms that are project specific or that are common words that could be open to misinterpretation. Add terms to the ReqPro glossary. Add acronyms to the term properties. Maintain terms inside the ReqPro glossary. Link terms that have the same meaning using traceability. Use terms in documents using hyperlinks the term in ReqWeb.

Use a glossary to capture all terms that are project specific or that are common words that could be open to misinterpretation.

Add terms to the ReqPro glossary.

Add acronyms to the term properties.

Maintain terms inside the ReqPro glossary.

Link terms that have the same meaning using traceability.

Use terms in documents using hyperlinks the term in ReqWeb.

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