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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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Even More New Features in formalmind Studio

Even More New Features in formalmind Studio

We announced a number of new features in formalmind Studio right before Christmas, including better SpecRelations (linking), Validation, ID-Generation and a few more. But we did not stop there, but continued our work. Read on to learn what we added. But first… Talk at ReConf 2016 Dr. […]

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Many new features in formalmind Studio

Many new features in formalmind Studio

Over the last two months, we put a lot of work into formalmind Studio: We polished the rough edges and we implemented new features. Maybe you already noticed these, as we rolled some of them out silently, like jumping to the target of links. Others we already […]

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New Blog launched: Systems Engineering Trends

New Blog launched: Systems Engineering Trends

Earlier this year, we launched a survey, asking how we could improve this blog. After shuffling through the answers, we decided to keep this blog as is, but to launch an additional, second blog. We are proud to announce: System Engineering Trends The Systems Engineering Trend Blog […]

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Consequent, the ReqIF Validator

The first exchange of requirements using the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) can be frustrating: There are many tools out there, and there are still some interoperability issues.  If a tool refuses to process a ReqIF file, where lies the problem? To answer this question, we developed a […]

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