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Yet another edition of Innovate - The IBM Technical Summit is knocking your doors! .
The 2014 event promises to be even more exciting with top-notch keynotes, over 450 breakout sessions, labs, certifications and our biggest exhibit hall ever. As in previous events, Requirements Management is one of the key areas of interest at Innovate which attracts speakers and attendees from across the globe representing a wide range of industries. In 2013, we had two tracks for Requirements... [More]
As we start the journey in 2014, we wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!
This year, we plan to continue writing about the advances, challenges, best practices and product updates in the requirements management segment. Last year, we started coupled of blog posts series including RM 101 Refresher , Expert Interviews and Guest posts on best practices . Hope you enjoyed reading and benefited from them. If you have any wish list... [More]
We had a fantastic DOORS customer webcast panel on September 26 with experts from across the industries talking about their experience in using IBM Rational DOORS for requirements management. If we have to take one success metric for the webcast; it was that we overshoot by half an hour from the designated one hour for the discussion because we had some wonderful discussions going on. Our panelists have graciously agreed to respond to the questions on an offline basis, and we are publishing the... [More]
Prof. Lawrence Chung ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has been working in System/Requirements Engineering and System/Software Architecture. He was the principal author of the research monograph “Non-Functional Requirements in Software Engineering", and has been involved in developing “ RE-Tools ” (a multi-notational tool for RE) with Dr. Sam Supakkul, “ HOPE ” (a smartphone application for... [More]
A leading analyst and Systems Engineering expert, David Norfolk of Bloor Research recently published a white paper titled Reducing the risk of development failure with cost-effective capture and management of requirements. In this report, David dwells into the relevance of requirements management as a discipline and put forth his views on how the domain is changing with the advent of new development paradigms such as agile, mobile and devops.
If enterprise architecture... [More]
T oday, we are starting a new series of interview blog posts -- Coffee Time with Requirements Experts. Through this series, we try to bring to you the thoughts, career experience and advice of experts from the industry. Enjoy!
We have with us Jared Pulham , a Senior Product Manager at IBM. He focuses specifically on requirements management tools and capabilities for Jazz . Jared is responsible for one of IBM's requirements management... [More]
Prof. Neil Maiden is Professor of Systems Engineering at City University London. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and was Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column from 2005 until earlier... [More]
Here is coverage of Requirements Management for Systems Engineering track keynote based on the presentation that Bill Shaw (Systems Program Director) and Richard Watson (Senior Product Manager for Requirements Management tools) delivered at Innovate 2013 today.
For those new to the space, IBM Rational DOORS is a widely recognized product in the requirements management area and here is how we see our products are meant for -
Rational DOORS the trusted, de-facto standard... [More]
Alex Ivanov is a Senior Software Engineer II with Honors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Alex has more than 10 years experience as a Requirements (DOORS) Database Manager supporting a large scale distributed requirements database in the aerospace and defense industry, specializing in writing re-usable DXL, training, user support and consulting with programs to ensure they get the most out of their use of IBM Rational DOORS. Alex in an IBM Certified... [More]
In this guest blog post, Requirements Engineering Expert, Jeremy Dick continues with his discussion on practical applications of traceability. Read the first two parts here.
What’s really going on when you decompose a requirement?
What’s really going on when you plan V&V against a requirement?
I nspired by recent experience in a large... [More]
In this guest blog post, Requirements Engineering Expert, Jeremy Dick continues with his discussion on practical applications of traceability. Read the first part here -
The practical applications of traceability Part 1: What’s really going on when you decompose a requirement?
I nspired by recent experience in a large systems engineering project, Part 1 of... [More]
This year, Innovate - The IBM Technical Summit will be held from June 2 to 6 at Orlando, Florida. As in previous editions, we will be having two tracks dedicated to requirements management at the event. One track would be focusing on requirements definition and management for IT/Application development and the other track will be focusing on Requirements Engineering for Systems and Product development. Each track will have 16 sessions starting with the... [More]
Jeremy Dick works as Principal Analyst for Integrate Systems Engineering Ltd in a consultancy, research and thought leadership capacity. He has extensive experience in implementing practical requirements processes in significant organizations, including tool customization, training and mentoring. At Integrate, he has been developing the concept of Evidence-based Development, an extension of his previous work on “rich traceability”. Prior to this appointment, he... [More]
R equirements come in a variety of forms and level of details. Well defined and thought out requirements have demonstrated time and time again to reduce development time, increase quality and lower the cost of a software project. Projects that lack specific requirements quickly fall into many of the typical traps of project failure. In this era of agile, mobile and ever faster-paced world of today, some teams question whether managing requirements are still relevant today. Well I say... [More]
J ust like the famous (mis)quote of Mark Twain, rumors of the demise of the requirements management tool IBM Rational DOORS are not only exaggerations but in fact untrue. I’d like to put straight here some of the myths and misunderstanding that I’ve heard and seen perpetuated:
Myth: IBM is discontinuing support and development for the DOORS 9.x series
Truth: IBM continues to develop the DOORS 9.x series with the same level of development resources. We have new... [More]
Today we have with us Mia McCroskey at Emerging Health Montefiore Information Technology who was recognized as IBM Champion this year. She shares with us her thoughts about the requirements management domain. Welcome to IBM family! It¹s a great pleasure to have you with us as an IBM Champion. Congratulations, How do you feel? I am honored to be recognized in this way not just this year but for the past several years that I have been asked to present my team's stories at Innovate. It may seem... [More]
We have with us today Bruce Powel Douglass. He doesn't need an intro for most of us -- Embedded Software Methodologist. Triathlete. Systems engineer. Contributor to UML and SysML specifications. Writer. Black Belt. Neuroscientist. Classical guitarist. High school dropout. Bruce Powel Douglass, who has a doctorate in neurocybernetics from the USD Medical School, has over 35 years of experience developing safety-critical real-time applications in a variety of hard real-time environments. He is... [More]
On Thursday 14 March I presented on an IBM sponsored Dr Dobbs webcast on the topic of ‘3 Reasons to Throw Away Your Requirements Documents’. If you didn’t catch the webcast, you can view it on-demand and download the slides . If you did attend I h ope you enjoyed it and i n this blog post I want to an swer some of the q uestions t hat I didn' t get time to cover in the webcast, so scroll down to see if I 've covered your question here . But first, for tho se of you who didn't make it, he re 's a... [More]
Today we have with us, Theresa Kratschmer writing about the importance of metrics in requirements management. Theresa Kratschmer is a senior software engineer who joined IBM T.J. Watson Research in 1996. There she worked on defect analysis, requirements, and Orthogonal Defect Classification deployment. In 2010, Theresa moved to sales where she is a technical specialist focusing on the Rational Jazz products. Previous to joining IBM, Theresa developed software for real-time, graphics, and... [More]
Hope you enjoyed and benefited from reading our Managing Your Requirements 101 - A Refresher Series . Today we have with us our first guest blogger of the year, Anthony Kesterton. Anthony Kesterton is a Technical Consultant in the Financial Services Sector for IBM Rational in the United Kingdom. He has a wide experience in IT development including many years teaching, mentoring and using various IBM Rational tools, as both an end-user and as an IBM employee. He is a regular contributor on... [More]