Conference Summaries

Live from INCOSE 2008

I think this is becoming a new favorite pastime, blogging from conferences! I’m here at INCOSE 2008 in the Netherlands, specifically the beautiful old town of Utrecht. In case you are not familiar with it, Utrecht is the oldest town in the Netherlands, about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam. …

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ProductCamp Austin Is Almost Here!

ProductCamp Austin is coming in a couple of weeks – it’s a “collaborative un-conference/workshop on Product Management and Marketing topics.” It’s free to attend! Seilevel will be sponsoring the event and offering up a volunteer to photograph the event! We’ll put the pictures on Flickr for everyone to see after. …

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RE07 – Yet Another NFR Classification System

Martin Glinz, from the University of Zurich, presented a paper titled On Non Functional Requirements. I will first summarize Martin’s points, before sharing my thought on it all. First he stated something we all agree – there is no consensus on how to classify non-functional requirements (NFR). Sometimes we hear …

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RE07 – Meet the Experts Panel Q&A

This is a follow up from the previous post on the Meet the Experts panel. The thing I loved about this panel is that 2/3 of the time was devoted to audience questions. Each question was to be addressed at a specific panelist, and then others on the panel could …

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RE07 – Meet the Experts Panel

On Wednesday at RE07, I was part of a panel of requirements experts from industry. The other panel members were: Brian Berenbach (chair), a manager for Siemens’ RE focus program as part of the corporate research organization there. Kousik Sankar, a senior software architect in the Philips Bangalore CE Technology …

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Live from RE07 – Visualization Workshop

I was only able to attend a couple hours of the REV workshop. I listened to about three talks on various types of visualizations. The papers were primarily focused on visualizations for product lines. There were some interesting discussions around modeling decisions visually. The talks were: David Sellier presented Visualising …

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Live from RE’07!

Or should I say “sort of live” because the internet access onsite at the conference is hit-or-miss. But I am physically here in New Delhi, in attendance and writing in my spare moments! Day 1 at the conference was rich with content and learning opportunities! I attended 2 workshops, one …

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RE 07 Reports this week

Joy Beatty is attending RE 07 in New Dehli. This year Joy is not only an attendee but is presenting two papers and speaking on a panel. You can find out more here. As always, look for Joy’s summary of the conference every day this week.

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Torpedoing Projects

I saw an interesting talk at INCOSE 2007 called Damn the Torpedoes! Lessons from Underwater Warfare. Terje Fossnes, from the Norwegian Defence Procurement Division – Submarines, talked about five cases from history of torpedo failures and went through the core causes behind the those. It was an interesting look at …

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INCOSE 2007 – Stakeholder Analysis Techniques

I mentioned in another post a talk on Using stakeholder analysis to define the problem in systems engineering by Tim Trainor and Gregory Parnell. In this post, I’ll summarize some of their points, but keep in mind these are just the highlights. They talked about the following techniques for stakeholder …

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