Systematic software engineering for IT systems in Japan
High-quality, innovative information systems are needed all around the world. It therefore comes as no surprise that Fraunhofer IESE supports customers in many different countries in the systematic engineering of large-scale information systems. We provide training in our innovative information systems development methodologies and help to transfer them into industrial practice by applying our Fraunhofer IESE methods in our customers’ industrial settings. Many of our projects take place in European countries. But we also transfer our systems engineering competence to companies on other continents such as Australia or Asia. A representative of our projects outside Europe is our collaboration project with Fujitsu Labs in Japan.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 173,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to its customers.
Fujitsu Labs, with about 1,300 employees, is the R&D provider for the future and current business of the Fujitsu Group. Fujitsu Labs must make effective and efficient methodologies and technologies available to meet the future challenges faced by Fujitsu Business Units.
Since 2006, Fraunhofer IESE and Fujitsu Labs have been collaborating in joint research and technology transfer projects. This collaboration started with projects in the area of requirements engineering, especially in the area of requirements specifications, non-functional requirements, requirements reviews, and traceability of requirements. In 2010, the collaboration was extended to include the topics of architecture, usability & user experience, as well as requirements elicitation. Fujitsu Labs recently announced that it had successfully transferred the tailored Fraunhofer IESE methodologies for requirements inspections and for the elicitation of non-functional requirements to the Fujitsu Business Units.