The Vision of the Connected Car: C-V2X in Denver
Connecting cars promises many benefits, from saving time (rerouting around traffic jams and towards parking spaces), money (driving in platoon) and providing safety (warning of road hazards ahead of time). Of course, there are also risks, in particularly with respect to safety, due to bugs or malicious activities. But this will not stop progress, and […]
Why it is a great time to be a Systems Engineer (and how to become one)
Until not too long ago, only few companies employed Systems Engineers. In fact, until recently, there was not even a clear career path to become one. Things are changing on both fronts: The demand for Systems Engineers is going up steadily. And there are now systematic career paths for becoming a Systems Engineer.
What does the Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for Requirements Engineering?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot buzzword right now. It simply states that we take physical devices and connect them to the Internet. As with many buzz words, this is not really new: This has been done for decades. But in the past, this was typically about industrial niche applications. Now IoT is […]
The 3 Technology Trends that Matter in Product Development
The Gartner hype cycle is a model for representing the maturity, adoption and social application of technology. It consists of five phases, starting with a Technology Trigger and ending with the Plateau of Productivity. Gartner looks at emerging technologies on a regular basis and places them on the hype cycle. In this article, we look […]
There must be a better way: Invitation to a virtual panel discussion on disrupting requirements
On April 26th, Michael Jastram will participate in a panel discussion with Colin Hood and Christer Fröling. The webinar is entitled Disrupting Requirements: Finding a Better Way (Free Registration >>). The subject of the debate is textual requirements. Requirements are more important than ever, but what works in one industry is not necessarily transferable to […]
4 Talks at ReConf 2018 we’d like to see (and 2 by Michael Jastram)
ReConf 2018 is coming up, taking place on March 6 and 7 2018 in Munich. ReConf is one of the biggest conferences on Requirements Engineering in Europe. Dr. Michael Jastram will be present with two talks: “Agile Systems Modeling: Contradiction in Terms?” and “Functional Safety and Agile, is this possible?” Unfortunately for the readers of […]
Interview with Neil Maiden: Use Goals and Start from the Middle Out
Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity in the Faculty of Management at the Cass Business School, and co-founder of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City, University of London. He initiates and leads interdisciplinary research in software engineering, creativity science and integrated health and social care. As keynote speaker at ReConf 2017, […]
18 Things You Can Do With Your System Models
System models are powerful tools that allow improving many aspects of Systems Engineering, from traceability, change management to test case generation. But there is also a dark side: Modeling can become an end in itself, without a clear definition of a goal for the model. Chaotic, hard to read models can create more problems then […]
7 Advantages of Face-to-Face Training
E-Learning has been all the rage lately, and – let’s be honest – we’ve done our part with the launch of ReqIF.academy. We took all our knowledge of ReqIF and started to put it on-line, mostly free. And this is great for those who need this knowledge, because of the ease of use and availability. […]
Is Eclipse Papyrus Ready for Industry?
Today’s guest article has been written by Carsten Pitz, who shares his insights about the state of Papyrus for modeling, which is likely to be interest to our readers. In particular, as an Eclipse based tool, Papyrus can be integrated with ReqIF Studio. Nevertheless, Papyrus has the reputation of not being fit for industry, being […]
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