Become a certified agile requirements engineer

In today's Software Development Life Cycle, quality assurance is rapidly expanding beyond mere software testing and into the realm of requirements engineering. A solid requirements engineering process allows you to get to grip with what the customer wants, brings countless benefits to the test process and ensures greater satisfaction of the end product.

The RE@Agile Primer imparts of how Requirements Engineering methods and techniques can advantageously be applied in agile development processes, and how techniques from the agile approach can improve the RE practice.

RE@Agile is inspired both by IREB’s view of Agile values as well as by an Agile view of Requirements Engineering values.

At the end of this training you will be prepared to take on the challenging re@agile certification exam.

Target audience

  • Requirements engineers who want to become involved in Agile development and who aim to successfully apply their techniques in this environment.
  • Requirements engineers who want to apply established concepts and techniques from Agile approaches to improve their Requirements Engineering processes.
  • Agile professionals who want to understand the value and benefits of the Requirements Engineering discipline in Agile projects.
  • Agile professionals who want to improve Agile development by using proven Requirements Engineering techniques and methods.
  • People from related disciplines – IT managers, testers, developers, architects and other representatives of the business involved in development (mostly, but not only software development) - who want to understand how to successfully combine the Requirements Engineering and Agile approaches in development processes.

This training does not require prior knowledge of business analysis or requirements engineering nor the IREB foundation level.


The content of the training is built up according to the IREB syllabus. Every chapter consists of a theoretical part and exercises.

1. Motivation and Mindsets

This chapter looks at the motivation to use agile in software development, the core values of both Agile methodology and Requirements engineering. The main focus of the chapter will be to create a bridge between both world by analyzing the pitfalls, misconceptions, and benefits of both.

2. Fundamentals of RE@agile

This chapter describes the agile methods (SCRUM as an example), the role of product owners versus analysts, and the essential Agile requirements engineering concepts.

3. Artifacts and techniques in RE@agile

This chapter is about different artifacts needed for good requirements engineering in an agile context (e.g. vision and goals, context models, graphical models, acceptance criteria, definition of done and ready, prototypes, …).

Different techniques based on the four main requirements engineering processes (elicitation, documentation, validation and management) will be looked at in both a theoretical and practical way.

4. Organizational aspects of RE@agile

Learning the influence between RE@agile and organizational structure, interaction between stakeholders in the agile requirements engineering process, the role of management in RE@agile.

Other organizational aspects that will influence requirements engineering that will explained during this chapter are: scaling, team dimensions, frameworks for scaling, impacts on RE due to scaling, upfront analysis versus sprint analysis, level of detail during sprints, …

Description of the elements of requirements management, like requirements attributes, the importance of traceability, the use of baselines etc. This chapter also describes how to cope with requirements changes.



Ben Hemelhof

Ben Hemelhof is an excellent IT professional with many years of experience in the field of Software Testing and Test Management. Ben gained experience in security and web applications. The combination of his vast experience and communicative skills, have led Ben to a successful position as trainer for the IREB certification. Today he works as a consultant/trainer for AE.

Practical information

Price: 1 000 EUR (excl VAT)

These trainings qualify for several grants. A practical instrument enabling you to pay only part of the registration fee

  • Training subsidised by kmo-portefeuille. Read more information.
In-company: If you have a number of people in your company who need this type of training, Kluwer will be happy to develop an in-house training course for you, customised to suit your particular situation. Our experienced trainers will tailor the course to fulfill the needs and abilities of your staff. Request your in company training.