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Computational Artefacts and Software Requirements

What if the intention of a technical artefact is not at all physical, but solely logical? Continue reading

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Technical Artefacts and Software Requirements

The epistemic concept of “Technical Artefact” may prove useful for studying requirements engineering. It brings together the notions of the world as physical objects with the world of intentionally acting agents. Continue reading

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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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