The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) and the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB®) have entered into an alliance to further promote the software testing and requirements engineering professions together. As a first step both organizations have agreed to align their glossaries. The alignment will include the summarizing of the ISTQB® and IREB® terms, as well as adapting the ISTQB®/IREB® glossaries to accommodate the alignment.
"ISTQB® and IREB® are two organizations aiming to improve the quality of IT processes and products. They operate in different areas: ISTQB® in software testing, IREB® in requirements engineering. These areas interact and complement each other, allowing both individuals and organizations to have a more comprehensive view of software quality. Establishing cooperation between ISTQB® and IREB® is the first step towards systematization and further standardization of software production processes" - said Karolina Zmitrowicz, ISTQB® President.
"As the leading software testing certification globally, within ISTQB® we see significant value in working within the alliance with IREB® for us, our training providers and our candidates. By initially creating the inclusive software quality glossary this will improve communication throughout the software development process" said Geoff Thompson, ISTQB® Vice President.
"Software Testing and Requirements Engineering are co-located professions. Tying up with ISTQB®, fosters our leadership role in building better software. We see this as a natural step in developing software that is efficient and of the highest quality" said Kim Lauenroth, IREB® Chairman.
Mr. Stefan Sturm, Managing Director of IREB®, added - "The alliance with ISTQB® will bring a strong asset to our Training Providers. It demonstrates that the two most important certification schemes for software quality go hand in hand."
The timetable for the alignment of the glossaries is to be determined, but is expected to be complete in 2019. The aligned glossaries will be available from both ISTQB® and IREB® upon completion.
On April 1, 2019 the Advanced Level Elicitation syllabus version 2.0.0 will become valid! It is already available for download!
There will be a transition period from April 1, 2019 until June 30, 2019 where multiple-choice examinations can be taken either according to the current syllabus version 1.0 or to the new version 2.0.0.
From July 1, 2019 on multiple-choice examinations can only be taken based on version 2.0.0 of the syllabus.
If the multiple-choice examination was taken on basis of syllabus version 1.0 the written assignment must be submitted by June 30, 2020 at the latest. In any case, the deadline for submission of written assignments according to the CPRE Advanced Level examination regulations applies.
Please note: IREB has defined new cognitive knowledge levels which have been applied to this syllabus!
The English version of the handbook is currently under final revision and will be published before April 1, 2019. The German translation of the handbook will follow soon.
IREB® is association partner of the REConf 2019 in Munich and will have a booth at the event.
Dr. Kim Lauenroth, First Chair IREB® e.V., will hold a presentation on the topic: Beyond RE is Digital Design
IREB® is sponsor of the 2nd European Analysis Day and will have a booth at the event.
Topics of the event:
One day before the conference the following workshops will take place: