Author James Hulgan

A Poor Man’s Requirements Traceability

I do a lot of what could be considered firefighting on my current project.  I’m often given tasks with very short deadlines.  Tasks that would normally require days to complete need to be performed in a matter of hours.  One of these tasks was to perform an “audit” of the …

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Live from RE’11: In the Dragon’s Den

Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to sit on a panel with Alistair Mavin, Sam Phillips, and Peter Jones and participate in a Dragon’s Den-style competition.  The Brainchild of Jane Celeland-Huang and Daniela Damian, the interactive panel was created in order to foster communication between researchers and practitioners, but also to …

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Live From RE’11: Day 1: Workshop Impressions

Greetings from Trento, Italy!  I am here at the IEEE RE’11 on behalf of Seilevel.  As part of my conference duties, I helped conduct a workshop on Monday on Requirements Engineering Education and Training (or REET) with Ljerka Beus-Dukic. The full program is here. We played a version of Seilevel’s …

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Live from REFSQ 2011: Starting the Conversation

For me, the highlight of Day 2 of REFSQ 2011 was the “Empirical Fair” poster session.  In keeping with the theme of the Keynote address, researchers from academia and industry practitioners participated in an informal “matchmaking” session/presentation.  The session allowed requirements engineers to share problems that required help from academic …

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Industry vs. Academia: Making Amends at REFSQ11

Some time ago, one of my fellow bloggers commented on the some of the tensions between so-called “industry” and “academia”.   An oversimplified description of the tension goes something like this: industry folk tend to believe that those in academia lack perspective on the work actually being performed outside of what …

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