Monthly Archives: November 2008

Functional decomposition is a decision

Systems engineers do a task that is commonly known as functional decomposition.  This task starts at the very top of the definition of a system and breaks down all the functions required to support the product’s mission (use cases) into … Continue reading

Posted in Decision Concepts, Decision Driven Architecture, Decision Driven Product Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Manage knowledge, not documents

I stopped thinking much about documents 20+ years ago.  I know that most business processes still demand them (stage-gate, systems engineering, new product development, government contracting, proposals, etc.).  I know that lots of effort is expended in maintaining document templates, … Continue reading

Posted in Decision Concepts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A 3V Traceability Model

I’ve written numerous posts on decision-to-requirements traceability based on the fact that decisions are the creators and consumers of requirements.  Consistent with this, I use a 3V (or 3-Vee) model of traceability that is best represented by a 3-D model … Continue reading

Posted in Decision Concepts, Decision Driven Product Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment