To Be Or Not To Be – Logical: An Architectural Reference

Over the years, I have seen and heard the word “architecture” used countless numbers of times and ways. Typically, the discussion is from the standpoint of talking about the structure of something. The word “architecture” always seems to be preceded by an adjective like system, electrical, software, or product. While …

Conflict is Your Friend: Dispatches from IS 2021, Part I

The 31st INCOSE International Symposium is now in the record books, and many of us are sifting through the content value that we acquired during the conference. I was fortunate to have presented two closely-related presentations on the “professional competencies” (a.k.a. “soft skills”) of conflict management (Conflict is Your Friend) …

Configuration Management in GENESYS: Part I

Configuration management is an important concept that’s often misunderstood in the GENESYS context. Users tend to be familiar with the concept of checking out files, merging, resolving conflicts and then creating a baseline for the rest of the team to work from with their changes incorporated. This process works great …

FMEA: What Value Is It Bringing You?

I have had the pleasure of working in a number of unique engineering environments and for the most part they all performed Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Whether it was a Systems FMEA (SFMEA), Design FMEA (DFMEA), Process FMEA (PFMEA), or Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), they …