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Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In a previous blog “Are the Requirements Attainable?”, we mentioned that one reason requirements may be not be attainable was because the ability to meet a given requirement was based on an immature technology. Engineers, scientists, and marketing personnel often … Read More

Requirement Attributes – Part 2

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In this blog, I continue my discussion on requirement attributes to focus on those attributes that help you to maintain your requirements. In Part 1, I covered attributes to help define the requirement and its intent and attributes associated with … Read More

How to Improve the Quality of your Requirements

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

A major reason why projects fail is poorly written requirements — it is startling and sad to see the negative impacts poor requirements can have on the success of your project. Having poor requirements places projects at risk of significant … Read More

How to Avoid Accumulating Technical Debt

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In a popular online discussion group the following question was asked: “Why does technical debt accumulate? “Why do technical and functional project team members let that happen? What is technical debt? Personally, I had not heard the phrase “technical debt” … 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