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From Requirements to Software: The Relationship between Process and Quality Assurance

Brian Berenbach

Siemens Corporate Research




Siemens Corporate Research ( provides tools, training and mentoring to the various Siemens operating divisions as well as conducting applied research on behalf of its clients. Medical Imaging, for example, provides the technology used for 3D imaging in Siemens medical products. In this presentation I will first briefly introduce SCR and discuss the Requirements Engineering Group and its charter. I will then provide an overview of our experiences working with many different Siemens Operating Companies to improve their requirements capture processes and the quality of their software based products. I will discuss some of my findings, and show how important the lifecycle processes are to the creation of high quality software products.




Brian Berenbach is the program manager for Requirements Engineering in the Software Engineering Department at Siemens Corporate Research.  His responsibilities include working with Siemens Operating Companies worldwide to improve their requirements development processes and to conduct research in software quality and requirements management and development. Prior to joining Siemens Mr. Berenbach consulted to many of the Fortune 100 companies, assisting with process improvement and software product development. He has conducted workshops on UML and Requirements Analysis for the U.S. Army, and has given seminars on behalf of the ACM and IEEE. He has graduate degrees from Emory University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.