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 […]

Feb 142017
Storing Standards in DNG

Many industries rely heavily on a large number of standards, a selection of which are used on each project. There is a perennial problem of managing these so that they are visible within the engineering data environment along with other design artifacts. I wrote previously about some approaches to creating and maintaining traceability to the […]

Jan 192017
How big is a project?

How big is a project… or more specifically, how big should a DOORS Next Generation project be. Where do we draw the project boundaries in DNG. The answer, of course, is ‘it depends’, the trick is to know on what it depends. At one extreme, you run a single project and have everything in there. […]

Mar 262014
Documenting a DOORS Database Schema

Following on from the Information Architecture Workshop series, I want to show an example of how some of that information should be documented. A comprehensive document should be made available, but also a summary document for quick reference and guidance. Some years ago we produced a quick reference document for a generic schema and process, […]