PA2551 Requirements Engineering and Product Management

Programme course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2021

This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.

The course focuses on basic and advanced knowledge and skills within continuous requirements engineering and product management in large-scale development of software intensive systems and products in a changing and cost sensitive reality. The course provides the students with both a theoretical and practical application of methods and techniques for requirements engineering and product management.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2021-November-01 until 2022-January-16
  • Education level: A1N
  • Application: This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Main field of study: Software Engineering
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: This course is part of a programme and has no welcome letter.
  • Entry requirements: Completed courses of at least 120 ECTS credits of which 90 credits must be in the following areas: Software Engineering, Computer Science, informations Systems. In addition, a completed course of at least 7.5 credits in Software Engineering or a Team Software Engineering Project is required.

Content

  • Processes for continuous requirements engineering and product management
  • Methods for continuous requirements engineering and product management
  • Methods for finding the right stakeholders to the system
  • Product strategies and business models
  • Elicitation, Specification, Validation and analysis of requirements
  • Quality assurance of requirements
  • Release planning and prioritization of requirements
  • Value-based requirements engineering
  • Connecting product strategy, business model, and requirements, and subsequent development phases

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student will:
• Understand and describe how requirements engineering and product management are conducted in terms of common processes and techniques
• Understand and describe the challenges of requirement engineering and product management
Competence and skills
On completion of the course the student will:
• Collect and document requirements in accordance with the industry standard
• Define a product strategy with its associated business model and align the strategy with the product’s requirements.
Judgment and approach
On completion of the course the student will:
• Assess existing requirements engineering and product management practice in a software project or business
• Suggest relevant improvements of the requirements engineering and product management processes

Course literature and other teaching material

Course book:
Software Requirements - Styles and
Techniques
Author: S. Lauesen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Published: 2002, Number of pages: 600
ISBN: 0201745704
Additional research publications will be
added before the course starts

Course literature and other teaching material

Course book:
Software Requirements - Styles and
Techniques
Author: S. Lauesen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Published: 2002, Number of pages: 600
ISBN: 0201745704
Additional research publications will be
added before the course starts

Learning methods

The course will have traditional lectures and video lectures to introduce the subjects requirements engienring and product management. In parallel, the studetns will be given the opportunity to apply theroy in practice thorugh a project. The course ends with a written examination.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
1710 Projekt Assignment 5 A-F
1720 Written examination 2.5 A-F

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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