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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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 ReqIF Studio

Even More New Features in ReqIF Studio

We announced a number of new features in ReqIF 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 ReqIF Studio

Many new features in ReqIF Studio

Over the last two months, we put a lot of work into ReqIF 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

Update: SE-Trends is now a huge success in Germany. It has been running for over two years now, accumulating over 100 articles. There are also many discussions taking place. Therefore, we invite you to either have a look (if you speak German), or to visit it via

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