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“The profusion of creativity techniques illustrates their growing importance for the requirement engineering community.”Áldrin Jaramillo Franco in Leveraging Creativity Techniques in Requirements Elicitation
“Evaluating software quality without knowing the source code is challenging. Describing and testing functional requirements is much easier.”Gunnar Harde in Managing the Invisible
“CrowdRE opens the way to enormous pools of stakeholders.”Eduard C. Groen in How Requirements Engineering can benefit from crowds
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 celebrate an anniversary: this is the tenth issue of the RE Magazine! What started as a “wild idea” in 2014, has meanwhile gained a solid foothold in the RE world. Many readers await the next issue with curiosity and this time the waiting has again been worth it!
And again, there is a novelty we’d like to present. In the form of a commentary, Karol Frühauf shares his doubts concerning the use of the term “acceptance criteria”. He will also critically scrutinize other topics in the next issues and we are already looking forward to this and to your feedback.
The internet influences our world in every respect, even where we would not have expected it or would never have thought it possible. You probably already heard about “crowdfunding”, but how about “crowdRE”? Learn what’s hidden behind this crowd in Eduard C. Groen and Matthias Koch’s article.
The article Modeling Requirements and Context as a means for Automated Requirements Validation by Bastian Tenbergen, Andreas Vogelsang, Thorsten Weyer, Andreas Froese, Jan Christoph Wehrstedt and Veronika Brandstetter points out the advantages of modelling when validating the software requirements of technical systems with complex technical and physical constraints.
My personal passion in RE belongs to Elicitation & Consolidation. Therefore, I’m very interested in the article by Áldrin Jaramillo Franco and Saïd Assar, in which they focus on creativity techniques for requirements elicitation and discuss the pros and cons.
Corrine Thomas and Albena Georgieva provide the second part of their article about NLP for Requirements Engineers. These are very interesting aspects of communication and concern how we transform things in our mind. And by the way, I have always loved the drawings by M.C. Escher ever since I first saw them as a child in a museum in the Netherlands!
After his two-part article „Agility and Obligation“ we may now already publish a further article by Gunnar Harde. Under the heading „Managing the Invisible“, he focuses less on his favorite subject agility, but explores instead aspects of software quality, as something which is difficult to validate.
I hope that you will find the present issue a pleasure to read.
Best wishes and enjoy reading