defining the needs for human activity systems, publishing new perspectives on a variety of topics, consulting, training, and special projects.

Getting Started

There are several ways in which this website can be used. There are articles on the front page; there are articles 'inside' the website. There is a discussion forum, and a learning zone.

What are Requirements and the characteristics of 'good' requirements?

This website has articles about what are requirements. It also has more detailed articles about the characteristics of 'good' requirements.

The fundamental philosophy adopted here is that 'good' requirements are correct, complete, and consistent - the 3 Cs. There is much debate about these 3 Cs, and other characteristics of good requirements. This website provides an opportunity to read relevant debates, and participate.

Learning Zone

Requirements Analytics™ offers standard and bespoke training and workshops to learn about, or define requirements. Standard courses are described in the learning zone. The learning zone will also be built up with online material that can be used to develop knowledge, skills, and competences in requirements.

In addition to training, there are consulting services available, some of which are standard (such as analyzing statements of requirements for completeness and consistency) and some of which are bespoke.

The Learning Zone will be available late 2016.

Logging in

Some material on this website is available to the public. Additional material is only available to registered users. To become a registered user, you will need to create an account using the link below the login form in the left hand menu. When you have registered successfully, you can login.

To login to the front end of your site use the login form or the login menu link on the "This Site" menu. Use the user name an password that were created as part of the installation process. Once logged in you will be able to create and edit articles.

Creating an article

Once you are logged in, a new menu will be visible. To create a new article, click on the "submit article" link on that menu. If you get an error message, it means you need to be registered as an author. Just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be enabled.

The new article interface gives you a lot of options, but all you need to do is add a title an put something in the content area. To make it easy to find, set the date to published and put it in the Joomla! category.

You can edit an existing article by clicking on the edit icon (this only displays to users who have the right to edit).