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Methods and tools for efficient requirements management

Requirements must be managed efficiently and securely throughout the lifecycle of a project and the resulting product. This starts with the structuring of requirements in a repository, continues with the use of attributes, setting the right priorities, version and change management, and ends with the tracking of changes and their evaluation using traceability.

In this training, you will learn which methods and tools you can use to achieve efficient requirements management.


Introduction to the problem of requirements management

  • Definition of requirements management
  • Tasks in requirements management
  • Goals and benefits of requirements management
  • Relevant standards

Information structure models for requirements

  • Facets of a requirements landscape
  • Requirement types
  • Requirement artifacts
  • Form of documentation
  • Levels of abstraction for requirements

Defining and using attributs and view

  • Using attributes in requirements management
  • Using attribute schemas
  • Designing an attribute schema
  • Goals and types of views
  • Defining views and risks involved in views
  • Optimizing attribution and view modeling

Evaluting and prioritising requirements

  • Fundamental principles of evaluation
  • Prioritizing requirements
  • Ad hoc prioritization techniques
  • Two-criteria classification
  • 100-dollar technique
  • Analytical prioritization techniques
  • Combining prioritization techniques

Version and change management for requirements

  • Versioning requirements
  • Version control for requirements and requirements documents
  • Requirement configurations
  • Requirement baselines
  • Branching requirements
  • Change management for requirements
  • Reasons for, sources of and times for requirement changes
  • Types of requirement changes
  • Analysis and documentation of requirement stability
  • Change management process

Traceability of requirements

  • Definition of and reasons for requirement traceability
  • Defining traceability
  • Reasons for requirement traceability
  • Various considerations in the area of traceability
  • Different relationship types and forms for representing traceability relationships
  • Types of traceability relationships
  • Bidirectional and unidirectional traceability relationships
  • Forms for representing traceability relationships
  • Developing project-specific strategies
  • Evaluating traceability concepts
  • Traceability of non-textual artifacts

Variant management of requirements

  • Use of variants for requirements
  • Forming explicit documentation of variants and their evaluation
  • Feature modeling

Efficient reporting in requirements management

  • Reporting goals and benefits
  • Establishing a system of reporting
  • Interfaces
  • Content of a report
  • Challenges in applying reporting systems
  • Report definition process
  • Performance indicators in requirements engineering
  • Performance indicators in requirements management
  • Using the goal/question/metric method to derive performance indicators
  • Risks and problems in applying reporting systems

Management requirements engineering processes

  • Requirements engineering as a process
  • Parameters of the requirements engineering process
  • Documenting the requirements engineering process
  • Monitoring and controlling the requirements engineering process
  • Structural improvement of the requirements engineering process

Requirements management in Agile projects

  • Agile methods
  • Requirements management in agile projects
  • Mapping RM activities to Scrum activities

Use of tools in requirements management

  • Role of tools in requirements management
  • Principal approaches to tool selection
  • Exchanging data between RM tools


analysts, requirements engineers, project managers, product managers, quality managers


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As a training participant, you of course benefit from learning in a group and the experience of the other participants. Yet to ensure that you get to pose all of your own questions, we keep the group sizes very small, with a maximum of 10 participants. This allows our coaches to make certain that we meet the needs of all participants, even if the participants’ levels of existing knowledge differ.

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Our courses are guaranteed to take place from as few as four participants, and provide you with long-term planning certainty for your training activities.

experienced trainers

In addition to their teaching work, all of our trainers have been and continue to be involved in projects, with each of them possessing more than 15 years of professional experience in various sectors. They have also all additionally acquired teaching qualifications. It is important to us not just to teach the training material, but also to enable each participant to enact what they have learned in the workplace. The point is for it to not feel superimposed, but instead for the acquired knowledge to be incorporated effortlessly into your own work.

early-booking and group discounts

You already know your training needs for the next year and would like to come to our trainings with several people? Then let us know! It helps us to be able to plan ahead, and we are therefore happy to offer you a discount.
By the way: a 15% early booking discount is available until 8 weeks before your course starts.

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The DIN/ISO 17024 requirements stipulate that training companies cannot themselves provide the examination. An independent certification institute carries out the examination, not least to ensure the independent quality control of our training courses. We offer you the services of the certification institute so that you don’t incur the additional hassle of securing an examination appointment. We invoice the examination fee and organise your exam at the end of the course. You can simply focus on getting prepared.

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We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. This is why we provide not only fresh knowledge, but also comprehensive catering during all breaks, with fresh and dried fruits, as well as other nerve-soothing foods ranging from nuts to biscuits. A lunch with all participants and our coaches is also a fixed part of our catering package.

hot and cold drinks

We ensure a limitless supply of hot and cold drinks throughout the duration of the course. So you can leave your thermos flask and water bottle at home, and let us serve you.

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Some of the course content requires further discussions and, when considered in-depth, throws up further questions which cannot be resolved within a normal training day. To this end, for all our 4- and 5-day courses we offer an in-depth session on one morning or evening, including catering. The participants jointly agree whether they would prefer to get up earlier or stay later, and which topics they would prefer to explore in greater depth with our coach in an informal atmosphere.

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We offer free WIFI at all our training locations. To allow you to quickly get to work at our premises, let us know in advance of the course and we will provide you with access details and a password.

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We don’t hold with dilapidated offices that are unfit for running a business from but which are deemed good enough for a week’s training, and whose lack of light makes it easier to read the PPT slides. We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. That is why all our rooms are well-lit and have large windows. They feature a wealth of opportunities for creative development. Breaks are always spent outside the classrooms. After all, a change of scene is a key element to then being able to once more concentrate on the course content. And we of course also provide a sufficient supply of hot and cold drinks, as well as the necessary nerve-soothing snacks. Is there anything else we can help you with? Then please let us know! We make many things possible.

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Whether it’s alone or in a group, as an open seminar with participants from several companies, or in-house with your own colleagues; whether standardised with certification exams, or tailored to your own professional practice – we provide the right training for a great variety of topics. Even if you wish to combine certain course content, want to put something special together for a distributed team, or are interested in tiered pricing and loyalty bonuses, please get in touch with us directly. We are experienced and flexible, and can offer all teaching programmes as virtual courses and in several languages. We are happy to provide you with an individually tailored offer – we just have to get to know you and your requirements.

trial participation

You can visit one of our courses for half a day, and then decide whether you want to do your training with us or book a course for your entire team. Just let us know and we will be happy to provide you with trial participation.

certificate of participation

Upon request, you will receive a personal certificate (pdf document) of attendance for your course.

guaranteed fun at our in-house seminars

We believe that a good atmosphere is conducive to good learning – that’s why we set great store by presenting the course content in an entertaining way, with plenty of anecdotes from our trainers’ practical experience – in short, it should be fun. That’s why there is a EUR 100.00 discount for every day on which no one laughs.

educational leave

Even if it feels like a holiday with us - our ISTQB® trainings in Berlin are recognized further education events for all Berlin employees.

Educational leave must be submitted to the employer at least 6 weeks before the start of the course. For more information: bildungsurlaub - berlin


The seminar is based on the current IREB® syllabus and prepares you for the CPRE - Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Advanced Level - Management exam, which can be taken on-site or online after a classroom training. The exam is divided into two parts:

  • Multiple-choice exam: CPRE Advanced Level Practitioner certificate
  • Written paper: CPRE Advanced Level Specialist Certificate

Prerequisites for the certificate

  • The CPRE Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite for the Advanced Level Practitioner exam.
  • The Advanced Level Practitioner certificate is a prerequisite for the CPRE Advanced Level Specialist exam.

The Practitioner exam consists of multiple-choice questions (approximately 45 exam questions). The exam questions refer to the material of the Advanced Level syllabus of the respective module. To pass the exam, a minimum of 70.00 percent of the total score must be achieved.

If the exam takes place in a language that is not your native language, you can request an extension of the exam time from 75 to 90 minutes in writing.

It is also possible to take only the Practitioner exam, you will also receive a certificate for the Advanced Level. (Price EUR 280,00 net, as of 23.11.2022)



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