Author Archives: TDipper

Requirements – what should they cover?

If there is one area which I feel I’ve become stronger in over the last two years it is requirements and requirements capture.Yet paradoxically I feel it is the least well handled in my experience. Concepts are often quite clear, … Continue reading

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Systems engineering – the right way

Referencing yesterday’s post, what makes systems engineering the right way to conduct project management? Well, my opinion is that SE delivers: A project in discrete risk-controlling stages, with useful auditable outputs at each stage Outputs are of recognisable (if not … Continue reading

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Why use systems engineering for project management?

Having set the Defence of Requirements Drift (or whatever I called it) to one side several months ago, I’ve been in a quandary. Although I feel I’ve got a fair bit of systems engineering (SE) experience under my belt, a … Continue reading

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is “Logical effects architecture” logical?

We’ve been kicking around different names for OSS for some time now. The last time I commited on paper I came up with the idea: Logical Breach Modelling The idea being that in the same way that the modelling finds … Continue reading

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Programmes

I note with interest this recent analytical release from Aspire Europe: http://aspireeurope.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/global-review-of-pmo-analysis-2013/ To paraphrase their key findings: ‘Only’ 9% of respondents use agile for more than half their projects A drop in training and development as part of budgets PMOs … Continue reading

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Security capability – basic

Overheard a chap at lunch talking about how worried he was regarding the ‘threat’ posed by social media to his business. So I thought I’d remind readers of the ‘five R’s. If you wish to be satisfied regarding threat, ensure … Continue reading

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Quotation – transition of effect

“It is often said that when an effective Israeli leader speaks he does so using all three tenses at once: past, present, and future. In doing this he is relating Jewish events in the past to the present [seeking legitimacy] … Continue reading

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The nature of effect – not just binary?

I have been struggling recently with what I feel is a key question. It took over from my interest in the WUO (see previous posts) and even from the defence of systems requirement drift. That question is the nature of … Continue reading

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You don’t need a weatherman

The initial phase¬† of WUO activity began in the wake of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and the wave of student unrest which swept the Western world in that same year. It was the opinion of the Students for … Continue reading

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