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1 Presented by: Bogdan Bereza Common terminology, as well as established techniques and methods – key success factors of Requirements Engineering The contribution of certificationPresented by: Bogdan Berezavicto.eu/kkio2013/ireb_cpre.pdfStefan Sturm IREB GmbH
2 About us Author of this presentation: What is the IREB GmbH? Stefan Sturm, Managing Director of IREB GmbHWhat is the IREB GmbH?Operating company of the IREB e.V.What is the IREB e.V.?International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) e. V.What is e.V.? Eingetragener Verein or e.V., a registered voluntary association in GermanyPresenter:Bogdan Bereza, owner of Victo (victo.eu)Memeber of IREB Supporter BoardMember of Polish IREB Board (ireb.org.pl)
3 The importance of REtestingstageup to 100 times higherprogramingup to 20 times higherRExPublications reveal that software projects still fail or have cost and/or time overrunsNumerous studies show that about 60% of the errors of system development projects originate in the RE stage.Effort to fix a requirement defect:I don’t want to anoy with another veriosn of the CAOS report of the standish group, but still too much projects fail or have cost and/or time overruns.The studies show that this is mostly caused by poor RE. Poor RE leads to missing, incomlete or errornous requirements!You all know that the effort to fix bugs is much more expensive if you do it in the development stage or even in the testing stage. So it is quite obvious that you need to set a strong focus on the RE stage in order to avoid as much errors as possible!BTW: The Slides says software projects, but RE applies as well to many other kinds of projects especially in systems engineering!
4 Requirements Engineering A subject area with a long tradition20th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference – Chicago 201219th REFSQ conference 201312th ReConf 2013 in Munich with over 400 participantsBut...
5 Requirements Engineering Is it really well established?You are the Protagonists!ChasmYes, but…But…If…I‘ll run amok if…No, because… Because…Because…ProtagonistsAntagonistsOpenMindsCloseMindsSource: Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck, ReConf 2013
6 Requirements Engineering Time to overcome the chasm!Requirements Engineering is getting startedNumber of attendees in conferences increaseNumber of certified professionals is growing fastThe profession “Requirements Engineer” has been officially acknowledged in the first country (Switzerland)Increase efforts bysetting quality standardsimproving the application of REdemonstrating the value of RE
7 Requirements Engineering The problemCustomers, suppliers and development partners talk past each other when defining requirementsConsequences (incomplete)Incomplete RequirementsAmbiguous RequirementsMissing common understanding of RequirementsDifferent prioritization of RequirementsConflicts between project partnersTime and cost overrunsMissing, wrong or „gold plated“ functionality
8 Requirements Engineering Certification – How does it help?Why not “just” Training?TrainingProvides the fundament for Know-How acquisitionIs a recognized form of qualificationIs part of employee motivationCertificationCommon definition of terminology to improve communication and Know-How transferProvides an international recognized fundament for training Training Providers align their trainings to a “standard” – the syllabus of the certificateMotivates professionals to improve their skillsMotivates companies to invest in trainingOffers a possibility to companies to demonstrate their expertise
9 Good certification gives profession prestige in IT industry eyes Example: testing professionISEB CTFL (British) introduced 1999ISTQB (international) started 2002Now ISTQB has issued more than 295’000 certificates worldwideGot 48 Member BoardsThe uderstanding and prestige of testing has grown considerably!In Poland: approximately 6000 certificatesAnd RE is more important than testing…
10 The IREB The IREB history 2006 2007 2011 2012 2013 International experts from business, research and education gathered in Nuremberg to form IREBDevelopment of the CPRE certification schemesyllabiexamination regulationsglossaryexam questionnairesRelease of the CPRE Advanced Level (AL) modulesRequirements Elicitation & ConsolidationRequirements ModelingRelease of first CPRE Advanced Level (AL) in English20062007201120122013Foundation of the IREB e.V. as a non-profit organizationRelease of the CPRE Foundation Level (FL)Foundation of the IREB GmbH as operating company of IREB e.V.Foundation of the IREB GmbH as operating company of IREB e.V.+ 12,000 CPRE FL~ 500 CPRE ALcertified practitioners worldwideStarted in Europe Austria, Germany, SwitzerlandFouded in 2006In 2007 release of FLIn 2011 release of AlsIn 2011 fondation of IREB GmbH – operating companyNe dof 2012 over exams in 40 countries
11 The IREB The board International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) Members of the boardPersonal board members: Renown experts from industry, research, consulting and educationSupporting Members: Committed persons in the field of REActivities of the boardElaboration of the curriculum, glossary and exams for the „Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering“Translations of the artifacts: English, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)Publishing of articles, textbooks and referencesReknown expertsSpeakers at international conferencesChris RUPP keynote at IEEE RE 12 in ChicagePeter Hruschka “The atlantic Sytems Guild” with Tom de Marco and Suzanne RobertsonSuzanne RobertsonAcademicsSupporting Memebers
12 Stefan Sturm Managing Director IREB GmbH The IREBThe IREB GmbHOperating Company of the IREB e.V.FactsSince April 1st, 2011100% owned by the IREB e.V.ActivitiesOrganizational support for the board, workgroups and supporting membersCoordination of IREB tasks such asElaboration of the curriculum and the exam questions for the CPRECoordination and organization of training providers and certification bodiesMarketing of the CPRE certificatesPress and media releasesPublishing of articlesStefan Sturm Managing Director IREB GmbH
13 The Polish Board Dr Anna Piwońska, Politechnika Białostocka Dr Anna Piwońska, Politechnika BiałostockaMagdalena Wawryn, Cyfrowy PolsatDr Włodzimierz Dąbrowski, Politechnika WarszawskaDr Bolesław Szomański, Politechnika WarszawskaMarek Kucharski, Vice President of ParasoftPrzemysław Kowalczuk, Politechnika WarszawskaDr Krzysztof Wnuk, Lund UniversityBogdan Bereza, VictoMichał Wolski, MODESTO
14 The Polish Board Promote IREB CPRE What we doPromote IREB CPRETranslate syllabi (FL is available for download)Translate examination questionsAt KKIO 2013, there are three session presentaions by members of Polish IREB Board (besides sponsor presentation and workshop)
15 International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) The CPREThe principles of the certificationTraining ProvidersIREB GmbHInternational Requirements Engineering Board (IREB)Trainees / Exam candidatesConform to the rules ofISO/IEC 17024:2012Allocation of tasks to clearly separated and independent organizationsensures fairness and neutrality.Certification Bodies
16 The CPRE Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Personal certificate for requirements engineeringnot time limitedThree step certification programFoundation LevelAdvanced LevelExpert LevelCPRE Foundation Levelaccessible to everyone, as there are no prerequisitesFLALELDetails about FL later
17 To follow the completed Advanced Levels The CPREThree level certification programCPRE Expert LevelELTo follow the completed Advanced LevelsCPRE Advanced LevelMastering and using methods and techniquesSpecialization in one or more modules:Requirements Elicitation and Consolidation – released in 2011Requirements Modeling – released in 2011Requirements Management – in progressALCPRE Foundation LevelFundamental understanding of domain, methodology and available techniquesFLThe modulesMost important education in RE worldwide - besides the university education!
18 The CPRE Foundation Level Fundamental understanding of RE Languages FLFundamental understanding of RELanguagesSyllabi and exams currently in English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish - Chinese in preparationNo prerequisiteCompanion BookAvailable in English, German and Portuguese (Brazil)Different to other certifications in the field!Improvment aof the application
19 The CPRE Advanced Level Released Modules Module in work Languages ALReleased ModulesRequirements Elicitation & Consolidation, March 1st, 2011Requirements Modeling, March 1st, 2011Module in workRequirements Management, planned for 2014LanguagesSyllabi and exams currently in German and English (the latter for Requirements Elicitation & Consolidation only)PrerequisiteCPRE Foundation Level certificate
20 The CPRE What makes the CPRE unique? No prerequisites for the CPRE Foundation Level - everyone can strive for it!No recertificationInternational acceptance – more than 12,500 certified in 46 countriesBased on the knowledge of real RE experts Check publications on RE of the board members!Reinvestment of the revenues of IREB in the development and the spread of the CPRESupport of our partners to foster excellence in RETechniques and Methods develop slowNo need for recertificationLike drving licenseNo Accreditation of TP’s as others do.Relay on the expertise of our partner AND the market!We are not looking for revenue!
21 The CPRE The goals The goals of the CPRE are… … to cross the chasm! …to establish a common terminology in RE…to provide international accepted techniques and methods for RE…to provide an international accepted base for training in RE…to improve the current practice of RE…to add value to the skills of the professionals… to cross the chasm!Techniques and Methods develop slowNo need for recertificationLike drving licenseNo Accreditation of TP’s as others do.Relay on the expertise of our partner AND the market!We are not looking for revenue!
22 Polish industrial RE Conference coming? Very difficult to convince IT industry it is needed…However, we have managed to convince IDG / Computerworld… who are experts on marketing and promoting such events to industryIt will take place in the first quarter of 2014Welcome to our site: conference.wymagania.org.pl
23 Any questions? Discussion Stefan.Sturm@certified-re.de