Tag: requirement management

Implementing a Requirements Development and Management Processes

Implementing a Requirements Development and Management Processes ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Note this is an update to this blog originally posted in 2013. A major challenge to implementing the chosen RDM capability for your organization and project is convincing management and co-workers that it is time to implement or perhaps improve your organization’s RDM capabilities and knocking down the walls of resistance.  I have heard many reasons […]

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5a

Integrated Data as the Foundation of SE – Part 5a ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Developing A Systems Engineering Capability That Meets the Needs of Your Organization This is part 5 of the blog series “Integrated Data as the Foundation of Systems Engineering. In part 4, Practicing SE from a data-Centric Perspective, I went into more detail concerning what it means to practice SE from a data-centric perspective providing guidance that […]

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 1

What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 1 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A question we are often asked is “What is difference between verification and validation?” This two-part blog answers that question.  In part 1 we discuss the basic concepts of verification and validation in terms of the context in which they are used within the system development lifecycle.  In part 2 of the blog, these concepts […]

Features an SE Tool Set Should Have – Update3

Features an SE Tool Set Should Have – Update3 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Note: I originally came up with the list of features with a focus on features that a Requirement Management Tool (RMT) should have to better manage an organization’s requirements throughout the product development lifecycle.  During the discussion of these features during INCOSE IW 2016 and IW 2017 RWG sessions, it became clear that the list […]

What is the Biggest Obstacle to Good Requirements?

What is the Biggest Obstacle to Good Requirements? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I was recently asked the question: “What do you think is the biggest obstacle to good requirements documentation? I have been doing this for 25+ years and never see the end product match the requirements…..” I smiled when I saw the statement: “..never see the end product match the requirements…..”. This statement reminded me of […]

How to Improve the Quality of your Requirements

How to Improve the Quality of your Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A major reason why projects fail is poorly written requirements — it is startling and sad to see the negative impacts poor requirements can have on the success of your project. Having poor requirements places projects at risk of significant cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls. To avoid these negative impacts and help prevent […]

Writing and Reviewing Requirements – Who is qualified?

Writing and Reviewing Requirements – Who is qualified? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

A common question we are asked is “What level of competency is needed for those developing and reviewing requirements?” The short answer is everyone involved in requirement elicitation, development, review, implementation, verification, validation, operations, maintenance, etc. needs to have training in what is involved in writing a good requirement.  They need to understand the characteristics […]

MBSE and Requirements

MBSE and Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

   On a popular online discussion group, one of the discussions I have been participating in involves the topic of changing from a document-based Systems Engineering culture to Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).  In this blog I discuss my views on the topic.    While the issue seems to be an organizational issue and classical […]

Requirement Metrics on the Stability and Risks of Requirements

Requirement Metrics on the Stability and Risks of Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

On our Ask the Experts page, the following question was asked: “One subject that has been on the back of my mind is to find out how to provide a key metric to management about the stability of requirements. By this I mean like a risk factor (or something similar) that will help the program […]

How Well Are Your Requirements Connected?

How Well Are Your Requirements Connected? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

On our Ask the Experts page , the following question was asked: “I am a systems engineer currently involved in a complex aerospace system development.  While I was searching for some related topics on requirements management, your interesting website was pointed out. I am curious to know if you have a way of finding how […]

When Should You Start Managing Requirements?

When Should You Start Managing Requirements? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I recently saw the following question posed in a discussion group: “When should the formal management of requirements begin?” My take is this – I look at Requirements Management (RM) as having three main functions: 1) Requirement elicitation and development; 2) Managing the flow down (allocation) and traceability of requirements between levels; 3) Change management. […]

Controlling and Managing Change

Controlling and Managing Change ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Controlling and managing change is one of the most important tasks for both the Project Manager and Systems Engineer.  Failing to do so often results in massive cost overruns, schedule slips, and failed projects. In the previous blog “Why do my requirements keep changing?”, we talked about why requirements change.  In this blog we discuss […]