OptimiSE magazine, SyntheSys’ biannual publication is aimed at members of the Software and Systems Engineering Community. The magazine aims to share best practices and technical insight and gives us a platform to share company news. This informative magazine presents a collection of articles about Systems and Software and we hope that you, our colleagues and customers throughout the community, will find it both interesting and useful.
Functional Requirements describe how a product must behave - they identify its functions. Some people describe these as 'capability' requirements. These are the ones that everyone has an opinion on and they are relatively easy to capture.
Non-Functional Requirements are sometimes described as 'anything about a system that isn't what it does'. They describe the quality attributes of a system and they impose limitations on the functions of the system.
In this article we look at the difference between functional and non-functional requirements. What's the difference between what the solution must do and how it must be done?
Model-Based Systems Engineering is a growing discipline within Systems Engineering that returns significant benefits over traditional document-based methods across the entire life cycle.
Guest author, Fraser Chadburn, discusses the merits of the techniques and how OMG SysML™ is a game changer.
SyntheSys completes an upgrade of IBM® DOORS® and Rational® Publishing Engine at Network Rail.
Network Rail has a long history of using DOORS® in major engineering projects and in its Information Management division. SyntheSys was invited by IBM® to take on the contract. Read the full story to learn more about how Network Rail is using DOORS® to accelerate major railroad projects.
As a Systems Engineer, are your capabilities recognised and does it matter?
Certification within any industry sector is a sure-fire way to accelerate one's career, yet there are many Systems Engineers, Developers and Managers who do not tap into the benefits of certification.
In this issue of OptimiSE, we explore certification options and the real benefits of certification.
Our Systems Engineering trainer, Mark Williamson, gives his top tips for effective Verification and Validation.
Verification and Validation, as separate systems engineering processes are often confused with each other, depending on the functional domain. They are also frequently bundled together as 'testing'. In my role delivering systems engineering training and client consultancy, I am often asked: ''What are your top tips for effective Verification and Validation?''