These guys have definitely been there! As a senior analyst currently working in a pan european project in the financial sector, specifying requirements is tricky and enabling developers to have confidence in what is delivered an ongoing priority. This book focuses on the core of project success-the determination and management of requirements. They break open the 'box of tricks' to reveal the issues that a project should focus on, and the team skills required to deliver the work. As such, this is as much a workbook on project management as it is on requirements engineering. The use of a case study enhances the lessons taught by focusing on practical, easily recognisable work activities that anyone involved in a serious project will recognise. The style of writing is relaxed but with each chapter delivering a focus that builds up the knowledge of the reader. As a practical guide it is second to none, as the reader can focus on areas that are relevant, or take it as a learning tutorial and work through cover to cover. An excellent work.
I found this work to be a reasonable attempt at collating the many aspects of the practice of requirements management that relate to the Unified Process. For the experienced practioner however, there is little in this work that will surprise or fascinate.