Preparation Workshop for the IREB *) exam to become "Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering"

Become a Certified Professional for Requirments Engineering!

Boost your market value and your value for your company! Requirements Engineering, Business Analysis and Systems Analysis are key disciplines on your way to successful projects. Wrong or unclear requirements - even if they are perfectly implemented - lead to wrong or unpopular solutions. Learn the state of the art in mastering the requirements process.

Should I participate?

Yes, if you are interested in developing the "right" systems and products. Those systems, that people love to use. The workshop is intended for requirements engineers, business analysts, system analysts, but also for everybody that is involved in eliciting and, documenting system or product requirements, e.g. product managers, portfolio analysts, business experts and marketing departments.
.... for those who want to proof their capabilites with an internationally acknowledged certificate.

What will I learn?

The skills you learn are not limited to specify software products but cover the whole range of embedded systems that include hardware, mechanical and electrical parts and other technologies.
You will learn or improve your capabilities to identify relevant stakeholders in your project, to elicit their requirements, needs, wishes and dreams using adequate „trawling techniques“. You will also learn to document, check and organize these requirements using state-of-the-art modeling techniques and tools. Based on the renowned requirements method VOLERE you will get to know a template and a process, that will make your requirements efforts manageable.

Especially the functional requirements will also be captured in state-of-the-art models (use cases, classes, activity models and state charts) which allow for easier consistency and completeness checking.
The workshop includes all the necessary parts of the IREB board’s curriculum to become a “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” (Foundation Level). The small blue numbers next to the chapters in the content refer to the IREB curriculum. Exams can be scheduled in conjunction with the workshop.

But this workshop goes beyond the foundation level: Lots of exercises and an extensive case study in between the lectures make sure that you gain pragmatic working knowledge. You will be able to use that knowledge immediately after the workshop to speed up and improve your projects.

 

Content

The numbers in parenthesis refer to the published curriculum of the IREB: cf. www.certified-re.com

    1. Requirements Engineering Today
    1.1 Introduction to RE (1)
    1.2 What’s the Job of a Requirements Engineer? (2.3)
    1.3 Goals, Stakeholders and other Sources for Requirements (6.1, 6.2)

    2. Scope, Context and Structure in the Large
    2.1 Kinds of Requirements (4.1)
    2.2 Determining Scope and Interfaces (3)
    2.3 Event or Process Oriented Decomposition with Use Cases (4.2)

    3. Specifying Functions and Behavior
    3.1 Use Case Specifications
    3.2 Activity Diagrams to Structure Processes, Activity Specifications (4.2)
    3.3 Individual Requirements Specification, Grouping and Packaging

    4 Data and Information Requirements (4.3)
    4.1 Defining Business or Product Terms
    4.2 Structuring Terms into Entity- and View Classes
    4.3 Defining Relationships as Basis for Future Extensions

    5 Behavior Modeling (4.2)
    Modeling Behavior with State Charts

    6 Non-functional Requirements
    6.1 Categories of Quality Requirements (4.4)
    6.2 Process Requirements
    6.3 Interfaces Requirements (4.5)

    7 Trawling Techniques
    7.1 Different Stakeholders require Different Trawling Techniques (2.2)
    7.2 Examples for Efficient Trawling Techniques (6.3)

    8 Requirements Documents
    8.1 Structuring Requirements Specifications (5.1)
    8.2 Glossary (5.2)
    8.3 Different Representations (Models, Text, Prototypes, ...) (5.3)
    8.4 Views for Various Stakeholders (7.3)

    9 Checking Requirements (6.4)
    Quality Gates

    10 Requirements Management
    10.1 Requirements Attributes (7.1, 7.2)
    10.2 Determining Priorities (7.5)
    10.3 Configuration and Change Management (7.6, 7.7)
    10.4 Requirements Traceability (7.4)

    11 Requirements Tools (8)
    11.1 Kinds of Tools, Market Survey, Selection Criteria

    12 Delta Requirements
    Not Starting from Scratch, Requirements Engineering at “Internet Speed"

    13 Summary and Recommendations
    Factors Influencing Process, Methods, Documentation (2.1)

Public Seminars:

Currently none scheduled in English.

For inhouse seminars (of any length) or presenations of this topic please contact Peter Hruschka phone: +49 (172) 241 1656.

*) IREB = International Requirements Engineering Board, http://www.certified-re.com