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User Stories – The better Requirements?

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The book “User Stories” from Mike Cohn (ISBN 978-0321205681) has inspired me to think about the relationship between user stories and requirements. In software development, agile methods are often preferred in recent years. The classic approaches, especially the waterfall model and the V-model, seem to be more and more outdated. As a result, user stories […]

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IEC61508: Specification – Architecture – Requirements; Is there any difference?

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For an increasing number of systems in the industrial automation functional safety requirements must be fulfilled. The IEC61508 compliance must be demonstrated for the software development. On the other hand, there are commercial requirements which often severely limit the product development budget. The solution lies in an efficient development process that meets the safety-relevant requirements. […]

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Structural source code coverage and Requirements – Is there any dependency?

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If you are newly engaged in the area of functional safety, then you will encounter fairly quickly the terms “structural source code coverage” and “requirements”. The specification of technical systems by requirements is, of course, also common in non-safety-critical areas. By contrast, the subject structural source code coverage is almost unknown outside safety-critical projects. In […]

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DO-178B/C, ISO 26262, IEC 61508: How many level of Software requirements are necessary and useful?

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In my daily projects in the automotive and industrial automation industry I’m continually confronted with the question of how many levels of software requirements have to be written. That’s an interesting question, especially if we take the aerospace industry also into account. Therefore, I want to highlight in this blog post this topic a bit […]

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ISO 26262: configurable / calibratable Software – Chance or Risk?

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Configurable Software Systems in ISO26262 are discussed in part 6 Annex C. This blog summarizes important requirements of the standard and shows practice-oriented challenges of software-configurable embedded systems. The use of calibration data in configurable systems offers a lot of advantages. The functional behavior of the entire system can be adjusted by simple and rapid […]