Initial requirements specification


This deliverable documents initial user requirements and derived system requirements elicited from the scenarios and use cases detailed in D2.1 Industrial Use Cases for an Integrated Information Management System. It also lays the foundation for the Innovations expected to materialise from the project work. The main focus will be on end user requirements, ensuring that the development work results in solutions that address real-world problems and challenges.Scenarios and use cases have been derived from user workshops that were arranged to determine the context of use for the intra-factory and inter-factory settings, respectively. This early user involvement was pursued to ensure that user requirements are based on actual end users' views and expectations of COMPOSITION services. The document describes the methodologies, procedures and results of the process of requirements engineering that has been commenced for COMPOSITION. In the project, requirements engineering is defined as a continuous iterative process, driven by a user-centred design approach, which is based on ISO 9241-210 "Ergonomics of human-system interaction" and on the Volere model recommended by Robertson & Robertson (Robertson et al, 1999).The next step in the requirements engineering process includes quality checking and assignment of the initial requirements to decide whether they will be included in the final specification. New requirements may emerge from this process, while existing requirements may be reformulated to enhance clarity and accuracy. The implemented iterative process continues throughout the project, involving collection and analysis of Lessons Learned and updating of existing and addition of new requirements. The outcome of this process will be documented in subsequent deliverables D2.5 Lessons Learned and Updated Requirements Report Iand D2.6 Lessons Learned and Updated Requirements Report II.A joint repository based on the JIRA Issue Tracking toolhas been created for COMPOSITION requirements, and the first round of entries includes 62 functional requirements and 38 non-functional requirements, most of which are operational. All requirementsare associated with one or more of 18 identified system components. To ensure that the project has a strong and continued focus on successful implementation of creative ideas, the COMPOSITION consortium appliesa dedicated and strategic structure for managing innovation activities. An Innovation Form has been devised for a unified and simple way of documenting any innovative aspects of the COMPOSITION Integrated Information Management System. To enable systematic follow-up of identified innovations, a corresponding JIRA repository has been established. Initially, five Innovations have been described, relating to components in the requirements repository.

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