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Requirements Engineering in German Job Advertisements

A statistical analysis and trends from 2009 to 2015
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Issue 2016-03


An eye for detail
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Modeling Requirements with Constraints

Smart use of constraints leads to cleaner requirements that are easy to test

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KCycle: Knowledge-Based & Agile Software Quality Assurance

An approach for iterative and requirements-based quality assurance in DevOps

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The Context-Canvas

A new approach to accelerate the RE-process!

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Improving the Use of English in Requirements

Analysis, results, and recommendations

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Sharing My Doubts on Shall / Should / Will etc.

When shall does not need to be must

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Literature Reviews

Authors Quotes

“Context Canvas allows users with different backgrounds and education levels to quickly get an overview of the intended system.”

Oliver Stypa in The Context-Canvas

“Constraints are a powerful concept that allowed us to create concise models that are lean, easy to read and well-suited for testing.”

Michael Jastram in Modeling Requirements with Constraints

“There is a good reason why in the agile world the priority is expressed by ranking in the backlog but not in the requirement’s description.”

Karol Frühauf in Sharing My Doubts on Shall / Should / Will etc.
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Dear Reader

Is Requirements Engineering a profession? Is it a job title, a role or just a collection of techniques and methods? Asking the community will provide as many answers as the number of people you talk to.

In the lead article Andrea Herrmann and Marcel Weber present what they found out about that question during a series of studies on job offers.

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