Volere (Voh-lair-ray) the Italian verb to want, or to wish.

This is the home of the Volere Requirements Specification Template and other requirements and business analysis resources. Volere is the umbrella that covers the collection of requirements templates, processes, books, consulting and training. Since its inception, Volere has been used by thousands of organizations around the world. Read what some of them have to say.

We offer courses including the flagship Mastering the Requirements Process. This course is based on the acclaimed book Mastering the Requirements Process—3rd edition, Getting Requirements Right. We also provide Mastering Business Analysis and MRP part 2.

Available downloads are the Volere Requirements Specification Template, Stakeholder Analysis, Prioritisation Analysis and the Atomic Requirement Template, or as it is more popularly known, the Snow Card. Some content is free with registration.

Other services include specification and requirements reviews, requirements process design, and consulting to make you better at requirements and business analysis.

Volere encompasses the discovery, communication and management of requirements for any type of system—software, hardware, commodities, services, organizational, or anything else you are developing. Volere works with all development methods—sequential, agile, outsourcing, etc—and with most requirements tools and modeling techniques. Volere requirements techniques are based on experience from worldwide business analysis projects, and are continually improved with input from our users. 

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We provide business analysts, requirements engineers,systems analysts, project managers and associated roles with resources, requirements reviews,requirements process design, and consulting.

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Our innovative training courses, including the flagship Mastering the Requirements Process, have improved the accuracy and relevancy of requirements gathering for our varied clients in many countries.

news and updates
 
March 2014
arrow Suzanne Robertson is speaking and giving a one-day workshop at the Agilia Conference in Brno, Czech Republic, March 26,27. Please contact Aguarra.

 
February 2014
arrow The first issue of the RE-Magazine published by the International Requirements Examination Board contains some thought provoking articles, now available.

 
September 2013
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Tom DeMarco's IEEE Software article Bells, Whistles, Power, and the Requirements Process

InformIT have a free downloadable sample chapter from Complete Systems Analysis, and the complete e-book version

New article: Conversations with Martians



 
August 2013
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Complete Systems Analysis - the Workbook, the Textbook, the Answers is now available as a Kindle book. The book contains process and data models for a complete case study as well as a comprehensive reference work for the modelling notations and how to use the models to take a variety of viewpoints.

 The ebook version of Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior, is now available on InformIT.



 
May 2013
arrow Podcast published by Devnology: interview with James Robertson on requirements in today's environments.

 
March 2013
arrow Shane Hastie's interview with the authors and book excerpt: Mastering the Requirements Process on InfoQ.

 
February 2013
arrow James Archer has conducted a survey of over 400 people to find the most admired qualities of business analysts. Find if your qualities fit the desired model.

 
January 2013
arrow Arismore in Paris are now licensed to consult and teach the Volere Requirements techniques. Arismore have cleverly combined the use of Volere with TOGAF. They represent the Open Group in France through the Architecture Forum.

 
November 2012
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Excellent review of Mastering the Requirements Process posted on Dr. Dobbs.

New article about whether models or natural language are best for expressing requirements.

A new article by Capers Jones on Software Requirements and the Ethics of Software Engineering.

Listen on SE Radio to Neil Maiden's interview with James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson "Requirements in Agile Projects". 



 
September 2012
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Really cool implementation of the Volere Template. 

James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson were interviewed by Neil Maiden on the topic of "Requirements in Agile Projects". Listen on SE Radio.



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