Re-use in Requirements Engineering

Presenter: Andreas Mettauer

Location: Bernafon AG, International Headquarters, Morgenstrasse 131, 3018 Bern
Date: April 22, 2015 – 18:00 h


There are many reasons why to implement re-use within requirements engineering. The re-use of requirements in the end encourages and supports the efficient re-use of designs and solutions in product development.
In practice it can be hard to achieve this goal in an efficient way.
One approach, that is often used, is the document based “copy-paste” re-use of requirements. This approach has some shortcomings that are well known, such as: inconsistency between versions, redundant information and lack of traceability.
This presentation will demonstrate how Bernafon AG has overcome these challenges and will describe a method of re-use within requirements engineering for a range of similar products. This concept is based on a “requirements repository”, which is implemented with the “IBM Rational DOORS re-use add on”.
This presentation will highlight the following advantages of this approach:
  • Reduced “Time-To-Market”.
  • Support of the parallel development of multiple models inside a product range.
  • Management of increasing system complexity.
  • Improved planning and reduction of project risks.
  • A focus on improvements and innovation within development.

Bio of Speaker

Andreas Mettauer is Senior Systems Engineer at Bernafon AG, based in Bern, Switzerland. 
His Background:

  • Informatik Ing. HTL
  • NDIS „Mobile Application Management“
  • Certified Systems Engineer (GfSE)® Level C 
  • Process Owner „Requirements Engineering“.

He can be reached at

Please register by email to or sign up below, until 20.April 2015 EoB.

The participation on the event is free, also for non-members. We gratefully accept donations (see here for details). And of course, we would be happy to welcome you as member (member benefits and registration information, please see here).

Travel Information

The event will take place at Bernafon AG - Morgenstrasse 131 - 3018 Bern, Room "H". 

Please use the public transport. There are only a few parking spots. See also the “how to come to Bernafon” pdf.

Public Transport: Travel to railway station Bern Bümplitz-Süd, see:


We start the event with an networking apero at 18:00. The presentation will start at 18.20 h.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00
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