bayme vbm R&D Manager Circle meets at imbus

Möhrendorf, 11.04.19 – On April 11, 2019, the R&D manager of the Bavarian Employers' Association for the Metal and Electrical Industry (bayme vbm) visited the software testing solution provider imbus AG. The innovation project "Integrated Requirements and Test Engineering for SMEs in the M+E Industry" was successfully completed during the meeting.

The content of the two-year project was to compile a set of methods that makes it easier for companies involved in HW/SW development to systematically collect requirements for new products (requirements engineering) and to closely link this process with the testing and acceptance (test engineering) of the products from the outset.
Because better requirements proactively reduce errors in the development process and increase the efficiency of all product tests that can take place during development.
Quality improvement of requirements and tests thus ensures lower development costs and shorter innovation cycles. Especially small and medium-sized companies in the metal and electrical industry (SMEs in the M+E industry) can achieve a considerable competitive advantage from this.

The test experts from imbus AG were involved in the project as consultants and idea providers for all questions on the subject of software testing and were happy to contribute their know-how and practical experience to software testing methods. The user companies involved were Diehl Connectivity Solutions, emz-Hanauer, Steadforce, Hepa Wash and Inter Control Hermann Köhler Elektrik. The project was coordinated and managed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Broy, Chair of Software & Systems Engineering at TU Munich.

The result was a construction kit with around 60 preselected methods and tools, which is now available to bayme vbm member companies.