Tag: requirement risk

Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk

Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In a previous blog “Are the Requirements Attainable?”, we mentioned that one reason requirements may be not be attainable was because the ability to meet a given requirement was based on an immature technology. Engineers, scientists, and marketing personnel often tend to be overly optimistic as to their ability to meet performance requirements that go […]

Requirement Attributes – Part 2

Requirement Attributes – Part 2 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In this blog, I continue my discussion on requirement attributes to focus on those attributes that help you to maintain your requirements. In Part 1, I covered attributes to help define the requirement and its intent and attributes associated with the system of interest and requirement verification. In Part 3, I  address the attributes that […]

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 […]

How to Avoid Accumulating Technical Debt

How to Avoid Accumulating Technical Debt ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In a popular online discussion group the following question was asked: “Why does technical debt accumulate? “Why do technical and functional project team members let that happen? What is technical debt? Personally, I had not heard the phrase “technical debt” before. Interested, I looked it up on the internet. What I found was that technical […]

Why are Interfaces Important?

Why are Interfaces Important? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Managing interfaces is a key part of any systems engineer’s job. I recommend that at the beginning of a project, the lead SE name a person to be the “Interface God or Goddess”. This person will chair the Interface Working Group (IWG) and focus on interface management throughout the product development lifecycles. Having this role […]

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 […]