Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS)

Agile Requirements Engineering Institute
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Brief Description

In this training course, you will deepen your understanding of agile principles as well as classic methods and processes of requirements engineering. Enriched with valuable practical tips and exercises, you will be perfectly prepared for the "Certified Agile Requirements Specialist" exam.ย 

A CARS certification strengthens your credibility as an agile requirements engineering expert and gives you a competitive advantage by recognizing your expertise and skills internationally. It also opens up new career opportunities in this field.

โฑ๏ธ 3 days
๐Ÿท๏ธ from CHF 2,115 (incl. certification and 15% discount for early bookers)
๐Ÿ’ณ Payment by credit card, Paypal or by invoice
๐Ÿ“‘ Course documents in PDF format
๐Ÿฅ‡ Certificate of course participation
โ„น๏ธ Exam date can be booked flexibly
๐Ÿ‘ฅ 12 participants maximum
๐Ÿ’ฌ German or English (on request)

โญ Lunch and catering included. Also for online courses.
โญ Extra module: Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in requirements engineering
โญ AI-supported exam preparation
โญ Alumni network: Lifetime membership & access to exclusive AI and RE tools

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At a glance

In recent years, many companies from a wide range of industries and of different sizes have been striving to introduce and implement agile methods in the area of software and system development. The best-known and most widespread method is the Scrum framework.

Using the Scrum framework as an example, this training course shows where requirements engineering practices can be used sensibly and what place a requirements engineer can take in an agile project.

In practice-oriented exercises and discussions, you will deepen your understanding of agile principles in conjunction with classic requirements engineering methods and processes and learn how to apply them successfully in your daily work. By the end of the course, you will be able to capture, document and manage your requirements more efficiently, leading to better software projects and more satisfied customers.

Examination

The training concludes with an exam in which you can demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired. Successful graduates receive the "Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS)" certificate, which proves their competence in requirements management.

A CARS certification strengthens your credibility as an agile requirements engineering expert and gives you a competitive advantage by recognizing your expertise and skills internationally. It also opens up new career opportunities in this field.

Unique Advantages

โญ Lunch & catering included

For online courses with Uber Eats - voucher

โญ AI use cases in RE

Use cases of artificial intelligence in requirements engineering

โญ AI-supported exam preparation

Our RE KI Bot helps you to get perfectly prepared

โญ Alumni network - Lifetime Access

Membership & access to exclusive AI and RE tools

โญ Full flexibility

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Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS)

 

Content of the training

  • Basics of requirements engineering
  • Requirements engineering in an agile environment
  • Product vision - What should actually be developed?
  • Agile development of the product scope
  • Release planning
  • Backlog management
  • Continuous determination of requirements in an agile context
  • The cutting of user stories
  • Prioritization techniques in an agile environment
  • Agile estimation methods
  • Agile techniques for integrating requirements, implementation and testing

We are closely oriented to the official curriculum "Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS)" in the current version.

In practice-oriented exercises and discussions, you will deepen your understanding of agile principles in conjunction with classic requirements engineering methods and processes and learn how to apply them successfully in your daily work. By the end of the course, you will be able to capture, document and manage your requirements more efficiently, leading to better software projects and more satisfied customers.

 

Benefits of the training

  • In-depth understanding of agile principles and classic requirements engineering methods and procedures
  • Transparent communication and acting as part of an agile team
  • Apply methods efficiently to determine, check and coordinate requirements and document them in an agile context
  • Preparation for the "Certified Agile Requirements Specialist" certification exam

Format

 

Agenda

1st day: 09:00 - 17:00

2nd day: 09:00 - 17:00

3rd day: 09:00 - 17:00 (in the Advanced version)

 

Approach and didactics

Our training is primarily designed to be interactive. Short theoretical blocks are followed by a variety of practice-oriented exercises, which are completed both individually and in small groups. The results are then reflected on collectively.

We focus on lively, inspiring learning and deliberately avoid a tiring "slide show".

Our focus is on the mutual exchange of knowledge between participants and the long-term, practical benefits of the newly acquired knowledge. The positive feedback from our course participants speaks for itself.

In addition to collaboration boards, modeling tools, slides and exercises, we use gamification elements for the recap of the previous day.

 

Prerequisites

There are no formal admission criteria for this course.

Ideally, the participants of the training have knowledge and practical experience in requirements engineering and have already gained experience in agile projects.

For a sound basis, we recommend the "IREB Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (Foundation Level)".

Target group

 

Our Agile Requirements Specialist training is ideal for a wide range of professionals in the software and IT industry who want to expand their expertise in requirements engineering, especially in an agile environment. This comprehensive training is aimed in particular at:

  • Product Engineers, Product Owners and Product Managers: Acquire skills to effectively design and manage product requirements.
  • Requirements Engineers: Improve skills in requirements elicitation and specification.
  • Business Analysts: Deepen your understanding of the interfaces between business processes and IT requirements.
  • System analyst and test manager: Expansion of knowledge in dealing with complex system requirements.
  • Software developers and project managers: Strengthening skills in requirements management and project planning.
  • Quality manager and IT consultant: Expanding the understanding of the importance of requirements in quality assurance.

 

The course is also ideal for:

  • Scrum Master: Expansion of knowledge in dealing with complex system requirements
  • Project staff: Acquisition of knowledge for the precise formulation, clarification and interpretation of requirements.

This makes the course an indispensable tool for anyone working in related areas such as IT project management, quality management or software testing who would like to deepen their knowledge of agile requirements engineering.

Certification

 

As a participant in this course, the door will open for you to make your expertise internationally visible with the renowned CARSยฎ certificate - a valuable boost for your CV.

As a participant, you will be prepared for the "Certified Agile Requirements Specialist" exam, which covers the following topics:ย 

  • Goals, introduction, basics of requirements engineering in an agile environment
  • Requirements engineering in an agile environment
  • The product vision - what should actually be developed?
  • The product backlog - which requirements are important?
  • Sprint planning - the what and the how
  • The sprint
  • The sprint review - acceptance and survey
  • The Sprint Retro
  • Backlog refinement - continuously maintaining the backlog

You can take the exam individually within 4 weeks after the course and flexibly online directly at the Agile Requirements Institute file.

The fee is included in the course.

 

Exam format

  • Closed book, i.e. no aids are permitted
  • Multiple choice
  • Language: German or English
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Number of questions: 75
  • Points per question: depending on difficulty
  • Minimum score: 75% to pass the exam
  • Platform: Online in the browser

In-house training

 

An in-house training course makes sense for 6 or more participants. We are also happy to come to your company and bring our Certified Agile Requirements Specialist training with us. Simply make a get in touch with us.

 

In-house training as live remote training

Are your employees spread across several company locations and working from home? We offer you the opportunity to conduct a fully-fledged in-house training course online. Our experienced trainers teach the same material as in a face-to-face training course and are of course available to answer participants' questions.

Interactive exercises in small groups are carried out in the same quality via breakout rooms and Miro as a collaboration platform. You also save on travel costs for the trainer.

 

We cater to individual wishes

Would you like to train your employees, but without focusing on the certification exam? Or do you have other special focuses or interests? We are happy to cater to your individual requirements.

 

Subsequent workshop with your team

Would you like to apply what you have learned with your employees in your own context after the training and need a workshop as a booster? We would be happy to conduct a workshop at your company and address your individual priorities. Contact us us without obligation.

Our agile requirements engineering experts

Matthias Herbert

Matthias Herbert

Michael Mey

Michael Mey

Our location at ImpactHub Zurich (5 min from Zurich-HB)

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"Very likeable and good lecturer and trainer. Michael explains the content with incredible calm and composure. He engages individually with his course participants and answers questions in a practical way. Bravo. Please keep it up."

Sven S. from Bern

"Michael understood how to address our different employee groups and how to tailor a digital workshop to our specific needs. We were impressed by the mixture of theory and practical examples with which he addressed the tasks of our foundation. The uncomplicated, professional collaboration resulted in an interesting webinar in a pleasant atmosphere."

Head of Human Resources at a large charitable foundation

"The work with the participants was very interactive, not just frontal teaching. Good mix between lecture, discussion, practical exercises and gamification. The content of the course was conveyed in a great and understandable way."

Ulrike L. from Zurich

"Good organization of the course, understandable content. In my opinion, the trainer managed to address everyone in their own way despite the very different levels of knowledge of the participants."

Goia K. from Basel

"Very good documentation and examples, Michael was very competent and conveyed the rather dry material with humor - was great - thank you very much!"

Daniel H. from Heilbronn

"I enjoyed the course and found the combination of theory and practice very valuable. Thank you very much for 3 intensive days of knowledge transfer."

Alfred P. from Frankfurt a. M.

"The trainer was well prepared and gave a clear and understandable presentation and involved the participants. I particularly enjoyed the personal/professional exchange with other participants and trainers (especially with regard to practical examples and experience)."

Jasmina D. from Zurich

"The trainer created a pleasant atmosphere and learning environment. He responded flexibly to all participants and the hybrid setup of the course worked very well."

Oliver K. from Munich

References

FAQ - Questions & Answers about CARS training

What is the Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS)?

The Certified Agile Requirements Specialist (CARS) is a certification that demonstrates in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of agile requirements engineering. This certification confirms expertise in agile principles and classic requirements engineering methods and is internationally recognized.

What are the main contents of the CARS training?

CARS training covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Basics of requirements engineering
  • Requirements engineering in an agile environment
  • Product vision and product backlog
  • Planning releases and sprints
  • Continuous identification and prioritization of requirements
  • Agile estimation methods and techniques for integrating requirements, implementation and testing

What are the advantages of CARS certification?

The CARS certification strengthens credibility as an agile requirements engineering expert, offers a competitive advantage on the job market and opens up new career opportunities. It also provides access to an alumni network and exclusive tools in the field of artificial intelligence and requirements engineering

How long does the CARS training last and what formats are offered?

CARS training usually lasts three days and is offered both as a classroom and online course. After the training, participants receive an access code to take the certification exam online.

What requirements must be met to participate in CARS training?

Ideally, participants should already have knowledge and practical experience in requirements engineering and agile projects. The training is aimed at product managers, scrum masters, developers, project managers and business analysts.

How is the CARS certification test carried out?

The certification exam comprises 75 questions that must be answered online in 60 minutes. A pass mark of 75% is required to obtain the certificate. The access code for the exam will be sent by e-mail after completion of the training.

How can I prepare for the CARS certification exam?

Practice-oriented exercises and discussions are offered to prepare for the CARS certification exam. Participants can also benefit from AI-powered exam preparation specifically designed to reinforce their knowledge and skills. In addition, there is access to an alumni network and exclusive tools in the field of requirements engineering and artificial intelligence.

What are the additional benefits of CARS training at Obvious Works?

CARS training offers numerous benefits, such as included catering (also for online courses with Uber Eats vouchers), an extra module on the use of artificial intelligence in requirements engineering, and flexible exam dates. Participants also receive a lifetime membership of the alumni network.

For which target groups is CARS training suitable?

The CARS training is aimed at a broad target group, including product managers, scrum masters, software developers, project managers, business analysts, agile coaches and development managers. This diversity ensures that all relevant experts in agile projects can benefit from the content taught.

What topics are covered in the CARS training course?

The topics covered include:

  • Basics of requirements engineering
  • Requirements engineering in an agile environment
  • Product vision and backlog management
  • Planning releases and sprints
  • Continuous identification and prioritization of requirements
  • Agile estimation methods and integration of requirements, implementation and testing

What tools are used in CARS training?

Various tools are used during CARS training, including Zoom, Miro, Slack and Menti. These tools support interactivity and collaboration during the training and ensure an efficient learning experience

How does the CARS training differ from other agile certifications?

The CARS training differs in its specific focus on requirements engineering in an agile environment. It combines classic methods with modern agile practices and offers practice-oriented exercises that are tailored to real-life scenarios. This ensures that participants not only acquire theoretical knowledge, but also practical skills.

What career opportunities does CARS certification open up?

With a CARS certification, graduates can position themselves as experts in the field of agile requirements engineering. This opens up new career opportunities in various industries, particularly in software and system development. Employers recognize the certification as proof of sound specialist knowledge and practical experience, which increases the chances of obtaining management positions.

How does CARS training contribute to the improvement of software projects?

CARS training teaches participants how to capture, document and manage requirements more efficiently. This leads to clearer specifications and better communication processes within the team, which in turn leads to a higher quality of the developed software and more satisfied customers.

Which practical exercises are part of the CARS training?

CARS training includes a variety of practice-oriented exercises, including:

  • Creating and refining user stories
  • Apply prioritization techniques
  • Product Vision Board
  • Story Mapping
  • Continuous backlog refinement

These exercises are designed to turn the participants' theoretical knowledge into practical skills.

What are the main objectives of CARS training?

The main objectives of CARS training are:

  • Imparting a deep understanding of agile principles and classic requirements engineering methods
  • Preparation for the certification exam
  • Strengthening the ability to efficiently manage requirements in agile projects
  • Improving team communication and collaboration in agile contexts

What additional modules does CARS training offer?

The CARS training offers additional modules such as the use of artificial intelligence in requirements engineering and AI-supported exam preparation. These modules expand participants' knowledge and help them to use modern technologies and methods effectively.

How can companies benefit from their employees taking part in CARS training?

Companies benefit from better trained employees who are able to record and manage requirements more precisely. This leads to more efficient development processes, fewer misunderstandings and an overall higher quality of the end products. Companies can also increase their competitiveness on the market with certified employees.

How is the examination process for CARS certification structured?

The CARS certification exam consists of 75 questions that must be answered online within 60 minutes. To pass, participants must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly. Access to the exam is via an access code, which is sent by email after completion of the training.

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