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Finally See Big Cells as a Whole

Thousands of users are using formalmind Studio on a regular basis, and we get a lot of positive feedback and words of encouragement.  But there is one thing that drives many users mad: If an attribute is large, then it is not shown as a whole, but

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Creativity in Requirements Engineering: What? Who? When? And how?

Guest post by Dr. Andrea Herrmann, who is Freelance Trainer and Consultant in IT Management. Her 19 years of work experience were an enriching mixture of practice and research: 7 years as consultant and project manager, 10 years in research and university teaching, up to two guest

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ISO/IEC 29110 (Part 1): Lightweight Standard-based Software and Systems Engineering

Those familiar in the software and systems engineering domain are typically familiar with ISO/IEC 15288, a standard covering processes and life cycle stages. But it’s huge, and small organizations have a hard time to justify its adaptation, for good reasons. For those not familiar with the standard

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ReConf 2015: A Retrospective

Last week, ReConf 2015 took place in Munich – this conference is the biggest on requirements an Europe, and the place where the Who is Who of RE meets.  First impressions have already been posted. Formal Mind was present in two capacities.  First, we an exhibitor, sharing

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New Documentation / New Writing / ReConf Special Sale

Better Documentation A while ago, we migrated the user documentation of Eclipse RMF and formalmind Studio to a new publishing technology (Latex).  This allows us to publish the documentation at  the same time on the Web, as a PDF and as built-in tool documentation (Eclipse Help).  You

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Sprechen Sie deutsch? Or: How to make this blog as useful to you as possible

This is actually the 50th post to the Formal Mind blog. A reason to celebrate, but also a reason to reflect. The goal of this blog is to inform our readers on science in systems engineering.  Are we doing a good job? To find out, we created

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Visualize your requirements (and see the talk at ReConf 2015)

Requirements require some effort to read and understand. But what if you could bring them to life? This is possible, and you can see this at this year’s ReConf at the science track on Monday, March 16 2015. Visit our booth us at ReConf 2015.  Please contact

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Effective Use of Open Source for Standardizing ReqIF

Effective Use of Open Source for Standardizing ReqIF
Situation The standardization of the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) by OMG in 2011 was a significant step towards interoperability of requirements between software tools. All important tool vendors added support of ReqIF to their tools, which clearly showed that the standard was accepted. But supporting a standardRead more

Work Package Leadership for openETCS on Behalf of Deutsche Bahn

Work Package Leadership for openETCS on Behalf of Deutsche Bahn
Situation Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the project leader of the itea2 project openETCS, which has the objective to develop an integrated modeling, development, validation and testing framework for leveraging the cost-efficient and reliable implementation of the European Train Control System (ETCS). This three year, 212 person-year projectRead more

What to do if Office-based Requirements Management is Outgrown? ProR Essentials at resolut

What to do if Office-based Requirements Management is Outgrown? ProR Essentials at resolut
Situation resolut is a medium sized company that develops solutions for complex mechatronic systems and safety-critical applications. For many years, MS Office was sufficient for requirements management. However, this solution had eventually reached its limits, not least because of rising expectations from customers and increasing complexity ofRead more
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