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How to Teach Systems Engineering Awareness: Interview with Paul Schreinemakers

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

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European ReqIF Workshop & INCOSE Interview

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

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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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