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Requirements Engineering

Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

Testing plays a central role in agile software development. We usually have unit testing and test automation under control. System...
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Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen, liebe Partner*innen von Qualicen, es ist soweit: die zweite Ausgabe unseres Snapshots - die erste im Jahr...
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Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Mature Enough? Using Maturity Models to Assess and Improve Software Projects

It is not rare that projects approach us not as a consultant firm but more like a medical first-aid station....
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Liebe Freund*innen und Partner*nnen von Qualicen, Langsam schaffen wir es nicht mehr uns mit allen Kontakten regelmäßig persönlich auszutauschen. Und manche/r...
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Hey BERT, do you recognize any requirements?

Does scanning for your relevant requirements in massive documents sound familiar? In this blog post we are going to find...
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Introducing Pipit – The User Story Validator for Jira

User stories and acceptance criterias are the backbone of agile development. Everyone knows badly written user stories provide little value....
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Introducing Pipit – The User Story Validator for Jira

How-to Requirement Reviews

Reviews! Either the safety net you always wanted or the hammer that knocks your teeth out. In this blog post...
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How-to Requirement Reviews

Improving the German Corona Warn App Specification

Last tuesday, the german Corona Warn App officially launched, following intense and heated discussions about the data protection standards such...
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Improving the German Corona Warn App Specification

The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

New advances in text analytics make the tech news nearly every week, most prominently IBM Watson, but also more recently...
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The Incredible Potential of Text Analytics – The Use Cases Explained.

Release of Scout Version 4.6 (LTS)

If you ever had quality defects in your requirements-suite or test-suite, you know how time-consuming and expensive they can become....
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Release of Scout Version 4.6 (LTS)

Test Engineering

Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

Testing plays a central role in agile software development. We usually have unit testing and test automation under control. System...
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Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen, liebe Partner*innen von Qualicen, es ist soweit: die zweite Ausgabe unseres Snapshots - die erste im Jahr...
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Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Mature Enough? Using Maturity Models to Assess and Improve Software Projects

It is not rare that projects approach us not as a consultant firm but more like a medical first-aid station....
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How to Reuse Test Steps and Test Cases in Azure DevOps

Do you know how many times you changed a test case in Azure DevOps and did not know that there...
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How to Reuse Test Steps and Test Cases in Azure DevOps

Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Liebe Freund*innen und Partner*nnen von Qualicen, Langsam schaffen wir es nicht mehr uns mit allen Kontakten regelmäßig persönlich auszutauschen. Und manche/r...
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Lessons Learned in monitoring and improving large scale Test Suits

We run our automated Test Smell Analyses close to 5 years now. Five years in many different projects and domains....
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Lessons Learned in monitoring and improving large scale Test Suits

OTTERs and the Theory of Automatic Testgeneration

Creating test cases by hand can be a lot of effort. It takes time, and so costs plenty of money....
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OTTERs and the Theory of Automatic Testgeneration

Light-weight Requirements Modelling and Test Case Generation: Try it yourself!

Automatically generating test cases from requirements? We show you how. For this, we created a new way to create lightweight...
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Light-weight Requirements Modelling and Test Case Generation: Try it yourself!

Structured Test-Design with Specmate – Part 1: Requirements-based Testing

In this blog post  I am going to introduce Specmate, the result of a research project I have been involved...
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Structured Test-Design with Specmate – Part 1: Requirements-based Testing

Conditionals: Why you should avoid these two letters for better test case execution

At Qualicen, it's often my job to check other people's system test cases and tell the team what I think about these...
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Conditionals: Why you should avoid these two letters for better test case execution

Systems Engineering

Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

Testing plays a central role in agile software development. We usually have unit testing and test automation under control. System...
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Agile yet Safe! – System Testing in Agile Projects (in JIRA or Azure DevOps)

MethOps, marrying Methodology and IT-Operations.

Dear friends and family, we are gathered today to witness and celebrate the union of MBSE-Methodology and IT-Operations in marriage....
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MethOps, marrying  Methodology and IT-Operations.

Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen, liebe Partner*innen von Qualicen, es ist soweit: die zweite Ausgabe unseres Snapshots - die erste im Jahr...
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Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Mature Enough? Using Maturity Models to Assess and Improve Software Projects

It is not rare that projects approach us not as a consultant firm but more like a medical first-aid station....
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Real Magic: Building Custom Interface Tables with Cameo/Magic Draw and Generic Tables

One of the great things about Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is that the system model enables us to run all...
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Real Magic: Building Custom Interface Tables with Cameo/Magic Draw and Generic Tables

Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Liebe Freund*innen und Partner*nnen von Qualicen, Langsam schaffen wir es nicht mehr uns mit allen Kontakten regelmäßig persönlich auszutauschen. Und manche/r...
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Introducing Model-based Systems-Engineering

Managing the complexity of cyber-physical systems is a real challenge. Adding reuse and hundreds of product variants doesn't help either....
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Introducing Model-based Systems-Engineering

Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Anomaly Detection Anomaly Detection refers to the problem of finding anomalies in (usually) large datasets. Often, we are dealing with...
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Anomaly-Detection with Transformers Machine Learning Architecture

Getting Started With the SPES System Modeling Framework

We observe that numerous cyber-physical systems are rapidly gaining functionality and thus development gets more and more complex. Innovations are...
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Getting Started With the SPES System Modeling Framework

Text Analytics

Into NLP 6 ~ New Link Project – Dependency Parser

Today we will talk about one of my favorite tools from the toolbox of classical NLP: The Dependency Parse. Dependencies...
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Into NLP 6 ~ New Link Project – Dependency Parser

Into NLP 5 ~ Numerous Language Parts – POS Tagging

Last time we had a look at the task of text normalization as a way of simplifying matching and searching...
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Into NLP 5 ~ Numerous Language Parts – POS Tagging

Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen, liebe Partner*innen von Qualicen, es ist soweit: die zweite Ausgabe unseres Snapshots - die erste im Jahr...
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Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Into NLP 4 ~ Normal Language Perfection – Text Normalization

In my last article I talked about the benefits of tokenization regarding text processing: Essentially when we want to make...
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Into NLP 4 ~ Normal Language Perfection – Text Normalization

Into NLP 3 ~ Numerous Language Pieces – Tokenization

Previously we started our journey into the world of Natural Language Processing by learning the basics of Regular Expressions (RegEx)...
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Into NLP 2 – Fuzzy String Matching and the Edit Distance

NearLy Perfect In my last article I started with a dive into the wonderfull world of Regular Expressions. We’ve seen...
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Into NLP 2 – Fuzzy String Matching and the Edit Distance

Into NLP 1 – Regular Expressions

Into the Fire - A no less somewhat less nonsense introduction to NLP Natural Language Processing? - What is NLP?...
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Into NLP 1 – Regular Expressions

Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Liebe Freund*innen und Partner*nnen von Qualicen, Langsam schaffen wir es nicht mehr uns mit allen Kontakten regelmäßig persönlich auszutauschen. Und manche/r...
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Introducing Pipit – The User Story Validator for Jira

User stories and acceptance criterias are the backbone of agile development. Everyone knows badly written user stories provide little value....
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Introducing Pipit – The User Story Validator for Jira

Our New Library for State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

There is a plethora of NLP libraries out there. For almost every NLP task, be it from rather trivial things...
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Our New Library for State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

Talks / News

Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen, liebe Partner*innen von Qualicen, es ist soweit: die zweite Ausgabe unseres Snapshots - die erste im Jahr...
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Qualicen Snapshot – Edition 1/2021 [in German]

Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Liebe Freund*innen und Partner*nnen von Qualicen, Langsam schaffen wir es nicht mehr uns mit allen Kontakten regelmäßig persönlich auszutauschen. Und manche/r...
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Presenting to You: Qualicen Snapshot [in German]

Happy Birthday, Qualicen!

Five years? Really? Time must have been flying! Did you know the idea of founding Qualicen originated at Technical University...
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Happy Birthday, Qualicen!

Research in times of Corona

Corona influences pretty much all areas of our lives by now - both privately and professionally. This year, Corona also...
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Research in times of Corona

Conference Report: QS-Tag Frankfurt

Last week, we were at QS-Tag in Frankfurt, Germany. QS-Tag is a great venue for testers and everyone else who...
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Conference Report: QS-Tag Frankfurt

Conference Report: RE Conference (JeJu Island, South Korea)

Since this is my first blog article, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is...
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Conference Report: RE Conference (JeJu Island, South Korea)

Hear us speak at REConf 2018

Falls Ihr/Sie nächste Woche in München seid, kann man fast gar nicht über die REConf 2018 laufen ohne uns zu begegnen: Keynote:...
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Hear us speak at REConf 2018

Moving in at GATE Garching (with Pictures!)

As most of you know, we moved to the GATE in Garching  (a university town, 20 minutes out of Munich) recently....
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Updates from Qualicen

Hey there! If you haven't heard from us at Qualicen in while it, it is because we are fortunately(!) very...
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Updates from Qualicen

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