Tag: system concept

Scope Definition Seminar for INCOSE ChicagoLand Chapter

Scope Definition Seminar for INCOSE ChicagoLand Chapter

On May 11, 2019 we presented our 1-day Scope Definition seminar for the INCOSE ChicagoLand Chapter Spring Seminar offering to their membership.  This was a natural follow on seminar to the Writing Good Requirements seminar we presented at the 2018 Spring Seminar.  Feedback from the attendees indicated the seminar was very well received!  One of […]

Scope Definition Seminar in Chicago

Scope Definition Seminar in Chicago

Hi all, I will be giving a 1-day seminar on scope definition for the ChicagoLand INCOSE Chapter on May 11, 2019 for their Spring Tutorial. Last year I gave our 1-day Writing Good Requirements seminar which was very popular and sold out quickly.  That seminar focused on writing requirements that have the characteristics of well-formed […]

How Do I Know When My Requirements Are Sufficient?

How Do I Know When My Requirements Are Sufficient? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

This question was asked recently on a popular discussion group. Maybe a better question to ask: “How do I know when the requirement set for the system of interest is “done enough” to give to the development team?” Where “done enough” is the point of time in the development process where the cost of potential […]

Agile and Requirement–Driven Product Development

Agile and Requirement–Driven Product Development ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

My previous blog described “Requirement-Driven Product Development” (RDPD). One of my readers asked a very important and well-formed question: “Lou, nice article. Are there any specializations to the approach for software systems? Would you say that Scrum process is consistent with RDPD? I expect that everyone agrees that requirements must drive development. The controversy is […]

Requirement–Driven Product Development

Requirement–Driven Product Development ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I think it is safe to say that everyone that leads or is part of a product development project starts out with the intention of delivering a winning product. We define a winning product as a product that delivers what is needed, with the expected quality, within schedule and budget constraints. To deliver winning products, […]

Medical Device Development and ArgonDigital

Medical Device Development and ArgonDigital ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

We are frequently asked whether or not the training we offer is specifically geared to the medical device industry or if our training is generic.  The short answer – our instructors have extensive experience in providing training for the medical device industry.  We have taught both our standard courses as well as tailored classes for […]

Going from system concepts to requirements – Part 1

Going from system concepts to requirements – Part 1 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Note: This is Part 1 of our discussion concerning going from system concepts to requirements.  Part 1 addresses the basic concepts; Going from system concepts to requirements – Part 2 delves more into the “How” to go from system concepts to requirements. As you know, before writing requirements there is a lot of work that […]

Going from system concepts to requirements – Part 2

Going from system concepts to requirements – Part 2 ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Note: This is part 2 on our discussion concerning going from system concepts to requirements.  Going from system concepts to requirements Part 1 addresses the basic concepts.  Part 2 goes more into the “How” to go from the Column A stakeholder perspective to the Column B system perspective. There are several challenges you need to […]

ConOps vs OpsCon – What’s the Difference?

ConOps vs OpsCon – What’s the Difference? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

We hear this question over and over again.  This topic comes up a lot in our classes where, as part of scope definition, we stress the need to develop and have at least one feasible system concept prior to writing the technical requirements. There are several “standards” (note 1) that profess to define what a […]

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 […]

Are the Requirements Attainable?

Are the Requirements Attainable? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Attainability is a requirements development issue that is commonplace on many projects.   Defining requirements without adequately assessing attainability places projects at risk of significant cost overruns, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls. Mandatory characteristics for any requirement is that it is Needed, Verifiable, and Attainable.  I call these the NVA characteristics.  In previous blogs “Do we […]