REQ - Advanced Requirements Engineering of IT-systems
90 hp Computer and Systems Sciences with at least:
- 7,5 hp objectoriented analysis and design
Requirements engineering (RE) plays a fundamental role within the systems development process. The goal of this course is to bring in the concepts, methods, techniques and practices needed in the eliciting, analysing, documenting, validating and managing requirements for agile information systems. It explains how RE fits a broader systems development process, and provides an understanding of the main challenges in requirements engineering nowadays.
Requirements engineering (RE) plays a fundamental role within the systems development process. The goal of this course is to bring in the concepts, methods and techniques needed in the eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating, and managing requirements for complex information systems. It explains how requirements engineering fits into a broader systems development process, and provides an understanding of the main challenges in requirements engineering nowadays.
The students will learn how to:
- Identify stakeholders and their influence on the system requirements.
- Specify functional requirements using different modeling methods.
- Identify and classify non-functional requirements, influences and constraints.
- Negotiate and prioritize requirements.
- Validate requirements.
- Document and trace requirements using computer-based tools.
- Manage changing requirements and establish traceability of changes.
- Practice the different roles in the requirement engineering process, by working in groups.
- Analyze the practical use of the latest scientific contributions within the RE subject.
Since requirements management is a multidisciplinary field and closely related to areas such as general management, project and product management, product marketing, and industrial design, students from a variety of disciplines can benefit from this course.
The following subjects will be handled during the course:
- Roles and actors in the requirement engineering process.
- Classification of requirements.
- Contemporary methods for collecting and analyzing stakeholder requirements.
- Methods for goal modeling.
- Computer-based tools for documenting and managing requirements.
- Techniques for linking requirements to design models and vice-versa.