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Are Barcamps Better for Sharing Engineering Knowledge?

Are Barcamps Better for Sharing Engineering Knowledge?

In today’s fast moving world, it is a challenge to stay up to date. Traditionally, there are a number of formats for updating knowledge, including conferences, training workshops (in-house and external), certifications, books and more. Arguably, those formats involving being taught by real people are more expensive,

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ReqIF.academy: A Library for ReqIF and Requirements Exchange

ReqIF.academy: A Library for ReqIF and Requirements Exchange

Some readers of this blog may already have discovered a new website that we silently launched: In September, we made ReqIF.academy available to the public. Face-to-Face ReqIF Training for German Speakers For German speaking readers, we are organizing a one-day ReqIF training on October 28 in Nuremberg,

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UML Requirements Modeling – an Introduction

UML Requirements Modeling – an Introduction
Events for our German readers: Oct 28, 2016 (Nuremberg) – ReqIF Workshop >> Nov 19, 2016 (Hannover) – Modeling Crafstmanship Barcamp >> Requirements Modeling Series Introduction Requirements Model Model a Specification Modeling Textual Requirements UML Requirements Modeling For decades, requirements have been written primarily using natural language.Read more

How to Model Textual Requirements

How to Model Textual Requirements
Requirements Modeling Series Introduction Requirements Model Model a Specification Modeling Textual Requirements UML Requirements Modeling After laying the foundation for requirements modeling during the last three articles, we will finally look at actual requirements, and how to model them. In particular, this article discusses textual requirements. AtRead more

How to Model a Specification

How to Model a Specification

In the last two articles of this series, we learned what requirements modeling is in the first place, and why it is a good idea (if done right). We also learned that there is nothing magical about modeling, on the contrary: You may already do requirements modeling

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What is a Requirements Model?

What is a Requirements Model?

This is the second part of the mini-series “requirements modeling”. In this article, we create a common understanding on what modeling is in general, and a requirements model in particular. Models in General Models are used everywhere in life, not just for systems and requirements. It is

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Why Modeling Requirements is Better than the Alternative

Why Modeling Requirements is Better than the Alternative

Requirements are usually captured in natural language. This is fine for small project and no special training is needed to read the requirements. But there are advantages to modeling requirements. Before we discuss why modeling requirements is a good idea, we need to figure out and understand

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Will UML Modeling with Papyrus be a success in 2016 and beyond?

Will UML Modeling with Papyrus be a success in 2016 and beyond?

Papyrus is an open source modeling tool that is part of the Eclipse Ecosystem. Those working with Eclipse or those looking for a platform solution may want to have a close look at it. And so did we. However, our experience with Papyrus in the past was

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Why Paper Still Matters in the World of Models

Why Paper Still Matters in the World of Models

Modeling has been a hot topic for many years, with UML being one of the most popular ones. Models have many advantages: They provide structure, remove redundancies, and allow fancy things to be done with the model, even the generation of tests or code. We also sometimes

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The Four Events That You Should Not Miss At ReConf 2016

The Four Events That You Should Not Miss At ReConf 2016

ReConf 2016, arguably the most important conference on requirements in Germany, will take place next week in Munich. If you are concerned with ReqIF or requirements engineering, read on to learn about the talks and events that you should not miss. Of course, Formal Mind is active

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