April 6, 2011
Following the success of the five
previous workshops on Requirements Engineering Education and Training
(REET 2005, 2007--2010), this workshop will address issues related to
RE education, both as part of a formal university degree and as ongoing
skills training within the workplace. The workshop is intended to go
much deeper than a surface discussion of curriculum issues and will
examine specific ideas and techniques for teaching and assessing skills
needed by an effective requirements engineer.
- Curriculum for undergraduate and graduate level RE studies
- Mapping RE elements from the SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body
Of Knowledge) to RE curricula
- Identifying and incorporating specific RE related topics into
the general curriculum and/or software engineering courses
- Curriculum for industrial training programs
Techniques for teaching specific RE related skills
- Creative methods for teaching stakeholder identification,
requirements elicitation, negotiation and consensus building,
requirements writing, and other critical RE skills
- Specific tools, exercises, and assignments developed to support
RE skills training
Assessment methods and practices of RE knowledge and skills
- Which assessment method to use: exam, test, case study, essay,
report, presentation, or something else?
- Strategies for assessment of learning soft skills
- What should students be able to do as a result of learning RE?
- Methods of objectively measuring assessments
Effective pedagogical methods for teaching RE skills
- Survey results related to topics such as the effectiveness of
teaching methods, RE skills needed to be effective in industry, skill
mismatches between graduating students and industry needs etc.
- Studies into the effectiveness of requirements engineering
- Experience reports including industrial training and university