Requirements Engineering for TestersMartedì 4 Giugno

Testers use requirements as the basis of test cases, review them for testability, and often participate in general requirements reviews or inspections. Unfortunately, many testers have little knowledge or skills in requirements engineering.

What level of quality and detail is realistic to expect in requirements documents? What does testability really mean? How can testers help improve requirements? These questions and more will be answered while helping the attendee to develop skills in requirements engineering. Requirements issues and solutions are illustrated with practical case studies, and hands-on classroom exercises in finding, specifying and evaluating requirements are conducted. Walk through the requirements process from a tester’s viewpoint to learn what you can should contribute to requirements quality. At the end attendees will collaboratively create a set of “Golden rules” that every tester needs to successfully participate in the requirements engineering process.

Topics covered
• Introduction to requirements
• Techniques to find and elicitate requirements
• Documenting requirements and their acceptance criteria
• Requirements cards and rules sets
• Verification and validation of requirements

Learning objectives
• Understand the importance of requirements
• Able to differentiate between three types of requirements
• Have an overview of the requirements process
• Understand the various types of requirements elicitation techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
• Know the most important rules for requirements
• Able to write requirements using natural language and templates
• Able to write acceptance criteria for requirements
• Understand the significance of requirements validation
• Able to participate in requirements reviews, e.g., inspection and walkthrough

This tutorial is largely a workshop whereby attendees learn through a number of exercises how to write and review requirements (user stories) including their acceptance criteria.

9:00 - 17:30
Erik van Veenendaal
Hotel NH Milano Congress Centre