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INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements – 2017 update

Posted on: July 15th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

I am proud to announce that the 2017 update to the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements has been released for IS2017. We in the Requirement Working Group worked hard over the last two years on this update. “This Guide for … Read More

Why Do We Need Text-based Requirements?

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

With increasing frequency, people are coming to us with a common refrain: “Why do we need text-based requirements?  We all know that, more times than not, the stakeholders don’t know what they want, and this lack of clarity leads to … Read More

Requirements – What’s the Big Deal????

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Note: this is an update to this blog originally published in 2012. Preparing for the future A constant throughout the evolution of systems engineering is an ever-increasing complexity of systems which can be observed in terms of the number of … Read More

Implementing a Requirements Development and Management Processes

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Note this is an update to this blog originally posted in 2013. A major challenge to implementing the chosen RDM capability for your organization and project is convincing management and co-workers that it is time to implement or perhaps improve … Read More

Technology Readiness Assessments Guide – GAO

Posted on: August 1st, 2016 by Lou Wheatcraft 4 Comments

I am excited to see that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a draft of a new document: “Technology Readiness Assessment Guide” (TRA Guide).  As the title suggests, the focus of the TRA Guide is on assessing the technical … Read More