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“Requirements engineering is about understanding what the customer needs from an IT system in order to best support its business objectives.”Dr. Ralph R. Young in Toward Better RE
“Delegation of requirement verification is a relatively simple technique to set up in terms of information systems.”Joseph Aracic in A key technique
“Your help is needed: Please share your experiences with us by filling in a questionnaire about requirements elicitation!”IREB in Building the bridge
The Requirements Engineering Magazine is an independent online magazine, published every four months by IREB.
The Requirements Engineering Magazine shall serve as a platform for the active exchange of professionals on Requirements Engineering (RE). It is cost free in order to motivate as many professionals as possible to read the articles and thus give them the opportunity to expand their range of knowledge. Articles around the RE-topic are contributed by international professionals from the fields of BA and RE. Everybody is welcome to submit articles, may she/he be IREB member or not!
As the Requirements Engineering Magazine provides a global platform for the active exchange on RE, the articles solely reflect the authors’ viewpoints and do not necessarily express the opinion of the IREB; some articles might not represent the official position of IREB.
We learned to fly – now we have to gather speed
Launching the first issue of the RE Magazine “Learning to fly” was quite a challenge. When the issue was live on the web it was time to celebrate, relax a bit, do a retrospective – and start tackling issue 2.
The feedback from the community was very motivating for us and we can report that the first issue was a real success. Readers liked the layout (as we do) and found the articles ”awesome”, “ very inspiring and interestingly written“ or were simply „pleased with every word“. So we can indeed say that we have taken off with the magazine and managed to “fly”.
Now we are facing the next challenge: Gathering speed with the RE Magazine. We need to establish many continuous processes in the background in order to launch an appealing issue of the magazine every 3 months. We need to streamline the article submission and review process and we endeavor to ensure high quality, which we owe to our readers. All these tasks are permanently running in the background.
In addition we want to improve the reading experience by adding new features to the magazine. One of the most important features starting with this issue is to involve you as the reader. If you look at the very top of the pages you’ll find the option to provide feedback on the magazine or an article. More features have been added (e.g. printing of articles) or are currently being prepared, but we don’t want to tell you too much about them yet; just stay tuned ☺.
The articles in this second issue cover a wide range of RE. You will find some thought-provoking statements from Ralph Young that we expect to generate lots of feedback. We are looking forward to that discussion! Furthermore you will find some quite unusual aspects of RE in the “gender” article and other interesting RE topics. With this issue we underline the approach of the RE Magazine to give readers an open view on the manifold aspects of RE – at entry level, at expert level and in areas beyond the mainstream.
So for this issue we have chosen the motto “Gathering speed” – with more features for readers improving the quality and more discussions on RE.
We managed to fly, now we need to gather speed and work on all the tasks mentioned above.
Many people are involved in this endeavor and we want to thank everyone who contributed to the Requirements Engineering Magazine as well as the readers for their encouraging feedback!
“Speed” is the motto, so let’s keep it short: Enjoy reading!