Requirements Management – New Book for Project Managers by Mario Kossmann published by Gower


28 June 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book for project managers by Mario Kossmann, Requirements Management: How to Ensure You Achieve What You Need from Your Projects.  This is a practical and realistic guide to requirements management that provides a flexible, hands-on and innovative approach to developing and managing program, project and system requirements at different levels of complexity.

requirements-managementAccording to the book’s publicity, poor requirements management is one of the top five contributors to poor project performance. In extreme, safety critical or emergency-relief situations, failure to satisfy the real needs of the project stakeholders may well lead directly to loss of life or human suffering; other, more mundane, projects can also be severely compromised.

Dr Mario Kossmann’s Requirements Management looks at the process from the perspectives of both Program and Project Management and Systems Engineering, showing the crucial role of RM in both contexts. The author puts great emphasis on the human aspects of any project, which is also significant given that over-emphasis on technical or technological aspects at the expense of the human side is another major source of project shortfalls.

The book offers illustrated examples of systems of different levels of complexity (one simple system, one complex, and one highly complex system) to help readers categorize their own system and enable the selection of the right level of formality, suitable organization and set of techniques and tools to carry out requirements work. It includes a series of comprehensive checklists which can be used immediately to improve urgent requirements aspects.

Dr Mario Kossmann is an experienced Systems Engineer and Capability Integrator for Airbus, having previously worked for Blohm & Voss as Systems Engineer, Technical Manager and Consultant in Services Marketing. He has served as a naval officer with the German and French navies, and was awarded an MEng in Aerospace Technology from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich (Germany), an MBA from the University of Warwick (UK) and a Ph.D. in Requirements Engineering from the University of the West of England.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at  www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

Requirements Management, by Mario Kossmann, published by GOWER; 2013, 183 pages, hard cover, ISBN 978- 1-4094-4092-5; List price = US$103.46; more at http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409451372.

Editor’s note: Readers of the PM World Journal receive discounted pricing from Gower.  For more, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=2212 or contact [email protected].

Source: Gower Publishing