PA2543 Continuous Requirements Engineering and Products Management

Single subject course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2019


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The objective of the course is to offer a substantial practice in continuous requirements engineering and product management that prepares the students for problems that arises when managing requirements in a changing and cost sensitive reality. The course discusses challenges related to large-scale requirements engineering and market-driven requirements engineering. Areas such as continuous requirements engineering, requirements engineering process improvement, quality requirements, value and technical product management are discussed and related to industry practice.


  • Type of instruction: Distance, mixed-time, part-time 25%
  • Application code: BTH-D5724
  • Study period: 2019-September-02 until 2020-January-19
  • Education level: A1N
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  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English. However, the teaching could be carried out in Swedish.
  • Location: Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.
  • No. of occasions: Mandatory 0, Voluntary 0
  • Main field of study: Software Engineering
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.
  • Entry requirements: At least 120 credits in a technical subject and a minimum of 2 years professional experience in software development (shown by, for example, a work certificate from an employer).


The course consists of six modules:
1. Introduction to continuous requirements engineering and product management
2. Processes, methods, and models for continuous requirements engineering
3. Processes, methods, and models for continuous product management
4. Value based decision-making
5. Non-functional requirements/quality requirements
6. Release planning

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student will be able to:
• Understand and describe the challenges of continuous requirements engineering and product management
• Understand and describe suitable techniques for continuous requirements engineering
Skills and abilities
On completion of the course the student will be able to:
• Apply suitable techniques/methods in a large-scale requirements situation
• Manage a large number of requirements, and a large continuous flow of requirements
• Create a plan for a continuous requirements engineering process for managing requirements in large organizations, from incoming requirements to that the requirements have be released as a part of the product.
Valuation capability and approach
On completion of the course the student will be able to:
• Describe the challenges with, suitable techniques/methods for continuous requirements engineering and product management, and challenges with creating a process for continuous requirements engineering

Course literature and other teaching material

Research papers and book chapters will be added until the course starts.

Course literature and other teaching material

Research papers and book chapters will be added until the course starts.

Learning methods

The course is divided into several two-weeks sprints. The teaching within a sprint is organized around research articles, book chapters, a set of pre-recorded video lectures, and five assignments. The assignments are constructed in order to help the students to reflect on past experiences, the literature and research articles, and to relate these with each other. During the course, teachers are available via email and discussion forums.

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.


  1. Krzysztof Wnuk
Course Manager
  1. Krzysztof Wnuk

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.


Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
1610 Assignment 1 1.5 G-U
1620 Assignment 2 1.5 G-U
1630 Assignment 3 1.5 G-U
1640 Assignment 4 1.5 G-U
1650 Assignment 5 1.5 G-U


The course will be graded G Pass, UX Insufficient, supplementation required, U Fail.

Future exams

No upcoming, centrally coordinated, examinations for this course were found.

To participate in a centrally coordinated examination, you must enroll in Student's Portal, no later than fifteen days before the examination.

Time and location for the examination will be published about 5 days in advance.

There might be other scheduled examinations. Information concerning these examinations are available in It's Learning 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.