Apr 062017
 
Going beyond a headful

As a unit of measure, a headful is not consistent. Not consistent between individuals, not consistent in any one individual from day to day. I will explain what I mean by the term, how it varies, and how to stretch it. Firstly the definition. The Collins English Dictionary defines it as ‘the amount a head […]

Apr 052016
 
Streams of Truth

One argument put forward for the use of databases, models and other data storage solutions is that we need a single source of the truth. The question that is not raised at this point is ‘What is the truth?’. We often want multiple versions of the truth. When I give data to a supplier, I […]

Jul 232014
 
A basic CM Flow in DOORS Next Generation

A little while ago, I posted about Real Configuration Management for Requirements, but I didn’t go in to any detail about HOW it should, or could be used.  Requirements engineers/managers are not typically working with configuration management at this level on a daily basis, so I have set out a very basic flow here. First […]

Jun 272014
 
Real Configuration Management for Requirements

DOORS Next Generation is getting Configuration Management capabilities. This is a huge step for DOORS NG, a requirements management tool. The CM capability is similar to what you might expect for source control, with similar language, like ‘streams’, ‘deliver’, ‘workspace’, and others. I think that we will find that many requirements management users (or Business […]