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This is a comprehensive training for those who work in multi-disciplinary projects, where a strong dependency exists on information transformation from stakeholders to developers, implementers, integrators, testers, and maintenance responsibility. In the training a method is presented that ensures both the quality of requirements as well as a systematic way of translating information from one abstraction level to another without losing information in the translation process. 


The training aims to: 

  • Define the context and pre-conditions for specifying good requirements;
  • Improve the requirement specification skills of the participants;
  • Define steps to establish a well-defined requirements engineering process, leading to effectively writing good quality requirements; 
  • Give insight into how a product can be structured according to the complexity and dependencies as a result of decisions taken;
  • Enable the trainees to implement transparency and traceability for their specifications.

Intended for

Requirements engineers, business analysts, systems engineers, system architects, marketing professionals, project managers, quality assurance professionals. Prerequisite: an open mind for innovative methods to manage and engineer requirements.

Course schedule
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location Eindhoven
Duration 2 consecutive days
Trainers Cees Michielsen
(Average score of last 3 editions)
Price € 1,255 excl. VAT. *
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The training focuses on three dimensions: 
1. The product dimension

  • Describing the relevant abstraction levels of information that specify the product and their dependencies;
  • Identification and specification of the product’s architecture, systems, subsystems, disciplines, components and parts;
  • Specification of the product architecture element requirements and design decisions, including their dependencies.

2. The process dimension

  • With process steps, typical for each sector;
  • Product development cycles (life cycle processes);
  • Relationship between the process and the product dimension.

3. The people dimension

  • Describing the skills and competencies of people directly or indirectly involved in the Requirements Engineering processes;
  • The relationship between all three dimensions.

The 'Requirements engineering' training lays the foundation for consistent, transparent, traceable and verifiable requirements. A pre-requisite to develop large complex products in a multi-discipline environment. The examples and workshop parts will be tailored to fit the needs of the participants.


Presentations, lecture-type parts, workshop-parts and exercises.


After attending, participants receive a High Tech Institute certificate.

Remarks from participants

"Learned to follow the correct steps to create complete (as possible) requirements."

Erwin Westerbeek – NXP Semiconductors

"Good and interesting training. Lecturer has a lot of knowledge about the topic, which is very helpful during discussions."

J. Dekkers – Bosch Rexroth

"Learned a good structured way of defining requirements."

Paul Claessens – Sioux Embedded Systems

"Most important items I’ve learned: All requirements can be captured in function, property & constraint; Quality in defining requirement & interaction with other layers."

Erik Kremers

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.