This tutorial will present a comprehensive overview of industry best practices for requirements development, covering elicitation, analysis, validation, specification, allocation, and verification.
ABSTRACT: Requirements are one of the most critical aspects of modern systems development and also one of the least understood. This tutorial will present a comprehensive overview of industry best practices for requirements development, covering elicitation, analysis, validation, specification, allocation, and verification. An introduction to model-based techniques for developing requirements will also be provided. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of techniques and tools for handling common requirements challenges.
BIO: Rick Hefner, PhD, works at the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education (http://ctme.caltech.edu), where he helps industry professionals and high-tech companies understand and apply systems engineering concepts. He has over 40 years of experience in the aerospace, communications, electronics, and health sciences industries. This includes work with AeroVironment, Applied Physics Laboratory, Applied Materials, Ares Management, Boeing, DRS Technologies, Halliburton, Herbalife, Honeywell, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, John Deere, L-3 WESCAM, Maytag, Motorola, Pacific Bell, Raytheon, Schlumberger, Southern California Edison, St. Jude Medical, Toshiba, U.S. Navy, and Xerox.
Dr. Hefner is credited with over 100 publications and presentations. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, in applied dynamic systems control, and his MS and BS from Purdue University in interdisciplinary engineering.