Tag: requirements

Defining Requirements and Specifications

Defining Requirements and Specifications Defining requirements and specifications

Why Defining Requirements and Specifications is Important I have been asked this question, or some variation of it, many times. This question is akin to asking, “What is the difference between a sentence and a book?” This does not seem to be a difficult question, but why would someone ask it? One should answer this […]

Data Migration Part 3 – Planning and Validating

Data Migration Part 3 – Planning and Validating

This is the third post in a series I am writing to explore lessons I have learned about Data Migration. You can read my first post, which describes steps 1.0 and 2.0 of the process to “Know Your Data” here. Read my second post which describes step 3.0 (field mapping) here. We introduced our high-level […]

Data Migration Part 2 – What Data Should Be Migrated?

Data Migration Part 2 – What Data Should Be Migrated?

This is the second post in a series I am writing to convey lessons I have learned about Data Migration. My first post, introducing the topic of Knowing Your Data and describing steps 1 and 2, is here. In the last post, we discussed the wisdom that, “If you manage data well, you can tackle […]

UI Design using DAR Models

UI Design using DAR Models

User Interface design is a complex discipline with many different tools and techniques. However you get to your design, at some point you need to communicate those design choices to the development team. One model that we’ve found to be very useful in accurately communicating UI design is the display-action-response (DAR) model. Figure 1 – […]

Virtual Training? That’s a Yes

Virtual Training? That’s a Yes

Working from home, flexible work, and virtual meetings and classes have become routine over the past couple of years. You still need great training opportunities for your team but sending them across town or across the country for a week of in-person classes may not be feasible for you. When COVID lockdowns first made face-to-face […]

Beyond Requirements – What Comes Next?

Beyond Requirements – What Comes Next?

You’ve developed a set of requirements for your next systems development project. Now what? Experienced project managers and software developers understand the value of translating requirements into rational project plans and robust designs. These steps are necessary whether the next release represents 1 percent or 100 percent of the final product. As shown in Figure […]

Handle with Care: Software in Use

Handle with Care: Software in Use Decreasing Paper Document Usage - Going Paperless

While standing in line at the bank, the delicate and complex nature of updating live code struck me. The bank’s computer system reloaded as the teller apologized for the inconvenience. In that moment, which would frustrate most people, I found intrigue. Despite the added wait time, I felt as though my job experience helped quell […]

Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0: A Futuristic Shoe Full of Requirements

Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0: A Futuristic Shoe Full of Requirements cyber security around the world

For fans of Back to the Future and Nike shoes, Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 fulfills an idea most people thought might never come true — the first ever self-lacing shoe. Meant to embody Marty McFly’s Nike Mag shoes in Back to the Future, these new shoes are meant to be a platform for adaptive apparel. After first reading […]

First, break all the requirements

First, break all the requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

What? In 1999, Buckingham and Coffman authored First, Break All the Rules. They used Gallop data from manager interviews to identify how good managers drive employee satisfaction. Internally at ArgonDigital, we use the methodology described in the book for gauging employee satisfaction. People who join us are sometimes surprised by our survey. We ask a number of […]

RWG sessions at INCOSE IW2018

RWG sessions at INCOSE IW2018 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

The RWG has a full agenda planned for IW 2018, Jan 20-23, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL. Our focus will be on the following topics. Welcome new members Provide an overview to the Guide for Writing Requirements for new members and discuss updating the INCOSE webinar for the Guide Provide an overview of the draft document […]