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Should the “testors” be involved in requirements development?

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

On more than one occasion, I have been asked about early involvement of the test team.  To paraphrase a most recent question, I was asked:: “I have studied different articles about this new tendency of involving testers earlier in the … Read More

Medical Device Development and Requirements Experts

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We are frequently asked whether or not the training we offer is specifically geared to the medical device industry or if our training is generic.  The short answer – our instructors have extensive experience in providing training for the medical … Read More

Avoid using “be able to” and “be capable of”

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 5 Comments

A common issue that frequently comes up is the use of  “The system shall be capable of…..” or “The system shall be able to….” vs. “The system shall …..”  People often ask:  Is there a distinction?  What is wrong with … Read More

Controlling and Managing Change

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 2 Comments

Controlling and managing change is one of the most important tasks for both the Project Manager and Systems Engineer.  Failing to do so often results in massive cost overruns, schedule slips, and failed projects. In the previous blog “Why do … Read More

Avoiding Implementation

Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by Lou Wheatcraft 5 Comments

We were recently asked the following question: “How do you determine that a requirement is talking about “how” not “what”?  It is always a problem that bothers us during requirement definition.  As requirement engineers, we have less technical knowledge, so … Read More