Eric Knauss, Kurt Schneider, Kai Stapel:
Requirements engineering (RE) is often neglected and not taken seriously. In particular, students and small or medium enterprises do not see how RE ac-tivities are related to the success or failure of projects. We address this serious problem with a game stu-dents can play in a few minutes. Our software quantum metaphor helps to visualize a main challenge of RE: building the right system within available time. We animate the metaphor and present it as simulated sof-tware project. Agile ideas and comprehensive docu-mentation can be tried out, as well as the impact of prototypes and reviews on requirements. A player needs to balance speed and quality, and should weed out early misunderstandings later. This helps to experience advantages of systematic RE. The game facilitates comprehension - and encourages taking RE a little more seriously.
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