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Splitting the Requirements Atom

Atomicity is considered an important property of requirements. However, if we take a deeper look, we see the concept of atomicity lacks in rigour. Is e.g. the atomicity concept of Logic suitable here? Continue reading

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What kind of Computer Science matters?

Just came across Why Computer Science Matters? by Vugranam Sreedhar. He observes a decline in real computer scientists in favour of ‘commodity programmers’. Basically, I have to (sad but true) agree here, and would like to take a closer look … Continue reading

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Modeling & Abstraction at the very heart of Business Requirements Analysis

From industrial practice we know a BA definitely adds a lot of value to an IT project. So, now we try to conceptualise this in contrast to the Biz Engineer’s and IT Architect’s role. As we’ll see, a BA’s special benefit is mainly based on abstraction (and thus modeling). Continue reading

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Off Topic: Complexity Awareness in the Wild

On companies, software solutions, and what a business analyst can do for them – if they let him. Continue reading

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Sorry, I’m not infinite, I’m just complex

While dealing with infinity is more about the existence of a solution dealing with complexity is mainly about finding the optimal effort/ benefit trade-off … really? Continue reading

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Modelling and Abstraction on Twitter in 2012 (so far)

Some tweets I enjoyed, on Model Thinking, Open Access, Modelling and Software Engineering Continue reading

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Modelling Abstraction etc in 2011

Just reviewed my Twitter timeline of 2011: … (tweets, links, and wisdoms of the year) Continue reading

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Complexity Awareness is Cost Awareness

If “engineering is producing an artifact to cost”, then how can modelling contribute to it? Continue reading

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Rhinos – a Modelling Theorist’s Perspective

A structure of rigurous and relevant principles are necessary and sufficient to constitute a Modelling Theory. Everything else, like processual, behavioural, ontological or linguistic considerations, is optional. Let me enlighten this position, with the help of last week’s Rhino posting: …
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Software Modelling – a Rhino’s Perspectice

Got carried away by this little picture, I recently found in a tweet, and its correspondence to modelling. So I started fooling around a bit on blind spots, redundancy and how to handle it in software modelling. Continue reading

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