Jul 04, 2018
Excellent overview of good requirements writing practice! Useful for both newcomers and those practicing systems engineering in the field. Thank you for this course!
Jun 24, 2020
Make sure you take notes, a lot of this material is so handy to refer to and explained a lot easier than in the INCOSE Guide
By Adail M R•
Apr 22, 2018
This was a good overview of Requirements Writing, an important part of the Requirements Engineering discipline, which is a major component of Systems Engineering. I wish it was a bit more thorough and with more examples and practices, but very good anyway. I highly recommend it to technical writers, project managers, product managers, business analysts, and anyone who is involved somehow in the process of writing specifications.
By Luke E•
Aug 01, 2018
Good summary of how not to write requirements. The content is a little dry but is clear enough. I find it a little annoying to remember specific terminology of why a requirement is not correct, when the semantics are very similar (e.g. conjunctions and logical conditions).
The course definitely reinforced my previous learning and would recommend to anyone who needs to write or review requirements as it is a bit of an art!
By Edward B•
Jun 10, 2020
Overall it's an informative and straightforward course. There are certain times where there are some overlap in the answers to questions which they don't cover explicitly in the lessons, however just going over the practice tests is very useful.
By Lucy D•
Feb 10, 2018
Very well taught cause, and very useful. This will definitely help me be a better communicator. Course is difficult though, very intricate definitions and use of language.
By TJM t W•
Feb 11, 2019
Week 3 was difficult still not completely grasp the difference between when it is a [logic condition] OR [incorrect conjuction].
For the rest a good course!
By Hanish M•
Oct 30, 2019
The course was extremely informational and useful. I thank Coursera for providing me with Financial aid for this course.
By Rajendra T•
Feb 21, 2018
Very short and to the point!
But I think other aspects of requirements writing could have been covered through course.
By Franco S•
Jul 08, 2019
Very thorough course about the rules on how to write text-based requirements
By Udochi E Q•
Jun 23, 2020
I found this course very helpful and practical
By Edwin C v E•
Dec 29, 2018
The course is way too short. Less than 1 hour of video material (for the 4 weeks combined!) is far below average. The INCOSE writing guideline, which can be bought on the INCOSE webpage and which is listed as recommended reading, is more than enough for most people to grasp the concepts behind textual guidelines, and to write and review textual guidelines themselves. The INCOSE guideline even includes lots of examples. Pushing his own pricey book (which is not at all required to successfully pass the course) at the end of each and every video becomes fairly annoying after 2 or 3 videos and should have been left out completely.
Apart from these issues, the course content is good. It is based on the INCOSE writing guide (of which dr. Ryan was a co-creator) and ISO 29148. Solid and valuable material, but as stated above, the course is too pricey to make it worthwhile for some people.
By Michael K•
Jan 29, 2018
Although I enjoyed the course, I found it to be only a superficial introduction to the subject. It took me 2 hours and 12 minutes (132 minutes) to finish this "5 weeks" course with 100% grade. After viewing the first lecture in audit mode, I was quite enthusiastic and directly purchased the certified course. However, now I feel like I didn't get much for my $49 when I compare this short course with other Coursera courses. Many of them would offer the amount of material shown here in their first week - while providing much more in-depth knowledge in the remaining 3-4 weeks.
By James H•
Apr 03, 2020
The structure for the requirements that the course is trying to teach is good and logical. However the test information is very annoying. It seems to care too much about the naming the error in each requirement and never really asks you to fix the requirement. Who cares if the error is a passive voice or in the definite article, you need to be able to spot this an error and fix it. Re-structure the quizzes and tests - this course could be so much better.
By Arnau C•
Dec 07, 2018
Just OK. In my opinion, the answers are not clear: they are ambiguous.