Serrie Chapman hosted two webinars where she discussed a new Requirements Engineering tool that has demonstrated significant savings in both the effort and time taken to prove requirements have been implemented by automating the linking of requirements to test plans to test results. If you would like to review the webinars the links are below.
Abstract: Increasingly, development of both hardware and software is governed by safety standards for a variety of industries (automotive, avionics, rail, medical, nuclear, process, space) which mandate that Requirements Engineering is implemented.
AsureSign is an automatic requirement tracking tool. Its main purpose is to collect the status of any kind of test, coverage and other ways to measure the quality of your source code and relate these statuses back to the project requirements.
During the webinar we showed how it was decided to use asureSign within Infineon and expand it to allow asureSign to solve the issues signing requirements off through ‘proof of implementation’.
Essentially to ensure safety there are three main areas that need to be considered:
- Collection and Quality of Requirements
- Linkage of data whilst retaining hierarchy, context and meaning throughout the Requirements Engineering Tree
- ‘Proof of Implementation’ – essentially once you have your requirements, how do you prove that they are implemented and working?
Whilst asureSign cannot help you with point 1, it can be used to solve the remaining points……. these webinars shows how.
Biography: Serrie Chapman gained a degree in Computing for Real time systems and has recently joined TVS to continue her work in the Requirements Engineering Field as a Requirements Engineering Consultant and is currently involved in an EC funded project working on interoperability of Requirements Engineering tooling. Before Joining TVS, Serrie was employed by Infineon technologies in the automotive Microcontroller Business Unit. She spent 10 years doing hardware pre-silicon testing at IP and System level with the Infineon Tricore© Microprocessor with a variety of random, directed and formal methodologies.
Serrie also spent time working in the background on work such as the IEEE1647 ‘e’ language standardization committee, supporting improvements in tracking and dissemination of information via change management, bug tracking, twiki documentation and requirements tracing.
In 2010 a new safety standard ISO26262 was emerging and is seen as a mandatory requirement for all future automotive chips. This standard requires documented proof and auditability of all the Safety requirements, at this point Serrie moved fully into requirements management for the Microcontroller AURIX Tricore© product family.
Requirements Engineering Webinar (20 February 2014)
Requirements Engineering and Test for Standards Compliant Development (20 March 2014)