Training: IREB – Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering

Clear Requirements Optimize Development and Testing

Recognized_Training_Provider_2016Software testing and requirements engineering are two complementary elements of quality assurance. Incomplete software specifications result in defined targets being left out, and so the testing team cannot verify them. In turn, correct implementation of the requirements cannot be verified withou testing With software testing as a core business, OBJENTIS knows the many obstacles standing in the way of professional requirements engineering out of practical experience: obstacles like limited resources and significant time pressure, particularly during early project phases. As a result, OBJENTIS is able to enhance the regular IREB training syllabus with lessons learned from actual practice.

OBJENTIS is accredited by the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) to provide training in preparation for the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering – Foundation Level” certificate.


Training is held in accordance with the IREB syllabus and comprises requirements engineering fundamentals, with a focus on identifying, evaluating, specifying and validating requirements. OBJENTIS trainers have extensive experience in IT consulting, which ensures that the training has a valuable practical component. The following is a selection of training topics covered in this course:

  • General principles of requirements engineering
  • Functional and non-functional requirements; interfaces
  • Requirements documents and document design
  • Identifying, verifying and managing requirements
  • Prioritizing requirements
  • Requirements-related configuration and change management


IREB certificates are recognized worldwide as a qualification standard. For employees, certification provides proof of competence in the field of testing. For companies, certified employees can help optimize requirements engineering in house. Clients also benefit through optimization of the analysis phase. Clear specifications minimize friction between developers and business users or customers. In addition, certification facilitates higher quality, while common terminology supports more efficient communication within project teams.

Certification furthermore enhances the status of the profession, and the ability to systematically write specifications reduces the potential for conflicts and stress. The resulting increase in job satisfaction makes employees better able to deal with critical project phases, which in turn contributes to project success.