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Conducting an Interface Requirement Audit

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

Recently, various discussion groups I participate in have been focusing on interface requirements. Given the importance of managing interfaces [see blog “Why are Interfaces Important?], it is critical that you get everything right.   By “right” I mean (1) you need … Read More

Why are Interfaces Important?

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Managing interfaces is a key part of any systems engineer’s job. I recommend that at the beginning of a project, the lead SE name a person to be the “Interface God or Goddess”. This person will chair the Interface Working … Read More

Managing Interfaces in an Agile Development Environment

Posted on: December 15th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In a popular online discussion group, the following question was asked: .”how should ICDs (Interface Control Documents) or interface requirements be developed, documented, and managed in an Agile development environment?”. You can read my views on Agile development and requirements … Read More

Interface Requirements vs IRDs vs ICDs

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 5 Comments

There exists some confusion surrounding the relationship between Interface Requirement Documents (IRDs) and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) when defining requirements.  This fact is of little surprise to us.  In fact, we have done a lot of research in this area … Read More