Gareth Rogers

RE in Agile Projects: a Survey

Has RE adapted itself to the challenges of Agile methods?

Is Requirements Engineering alive and well within your Agile projects, or have zealous consultants and scrum masters consigned your hard-earned RE skills to the rubbish heap along with the old requirements specification template?

A number of authors and articles, in this publication and elsewhere, have already addressed the topic of Agile RE and provide recommendations as to how these approaches should best be combined. With this survey, however, we ask you how RE is really working in your Agile projects today.

The results of the survey will be collected and analyzed with the goal of developing guidelines for the general application of RE in Agile projects: what really works in practice, and what does not. These insights will be shared with readers of the IREB magazine in a future article.

Your help is needed: Please share your experiences with us by filling in a questionnaire about requirements elicitation!

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About the Survey

In this survey we invite you to report on the state of RE in your Agile projects: What requirements problems do you currently experience? What RE methods are used to address these problems? How is all this related to the size and complexity of your project environment?

By gathering data from a broad range of professionals we aim to gain insights into the current practice of RE, and test the theory that the real question for RE in Agile projects is not “if” you do it, but “when”.

The survey requires around 10 minutes to complete.

About your Anonymity

You may decline to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer, and you can withdraw your participation at any time by not submitting your responses. There are no known or anticipated risks from participating in this study. Any information that you provide will be confidential.

This survey uses Google Docs. If you prefer not to submit your data through Google Docs, please contact one of the researchers so you can participate using email.

Gareth Rogers |

Gareth Rogers

Gareth is an experienced business analyst and product owner who has been working in the telecoms and other industries for longer than he’d like to be specific about. He has been an active member of IREB for some years and is a co-author and examiner within the RE@Agile working group. He lives and works in Germany having successfully escaped from a small, slightly uncooperative island.