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  • What does the Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for Requirements Engineering?

    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 […]

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  • The 3 Technology Trends that Matter in Product Development

    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 […]

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  • There must be a better way: Invitation to a virtual panel discussion on disrupting requirements

    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 […]

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  • 4 Talks at ReConf 2018 we’d like to see (and 2 by Michael Jastram)

    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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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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  • How to Teach Systems Engineering Awareness: Interview with Paul Schreinemakers

    Paul Schreinemakers has over 25 years experience in product development in various domains. Paul started his career as a mechanical engineer with SRON, the Netherlands Institute for Space Research. During his 10 years at SRON he learned to apply Systems Engineering. Than Paul moved to Thales, being in the frontier of implementing CMMI in a […]

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  • European ReqIF Workshop & INCOSE Interview

    This is just a quick announcement for an upcoming event. We’d like to let you know that a face-to-face ReqIF workshop (English) will take place on April 28, 2017. You have the chance to get all your ReqIF questions answered and to dive deep into the subject matter. The training takes place at Düsseldorf International […]

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