Eric Knauss, Kurt Schneider, Kai Stapel:
»A Game for Taking Requirements Engineering More Seriously«

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.