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Why testers should have a closer look at Requirements Engineering
Erik van Veenendaal, January 2014
Testers use requirements as the basis of test cases, review them for testability, and often participate in general requirement reviews or inspections.
Unfortunately, many testers have little knowledge of or skills in Requirements Engineering. What level of quality and detail is realistic to expect in requirements documents? What does testability really mean? How can testers help improve requirements? Testers should be able to answer these questions and, moreover, possess skills in requirements engineering.