Posted by: RationalRDM | June 8, 2011

Innovate 2011 – Integrate. Collaborate. Optimize. Day 2 Recap

Hello again from IBM Innovate 2011 in sunny and warm Orlando. Well I guess it’s sunny and warm – I’m at a busy conference and haven’t seen much daylight since Saturday, and it’s cold in these conference rooms!

Day 2 (yesterday) continued the drumbeat around collaborative solutions with a cross platform, cross lifecycle demo of IBM’s Collaborative Lifecycle Management and Collaborative Design Management solutions.

In a packed systems engineering keynote we saw how integrated lifecycle solutions are evolving to incorporate electronic design with systems and software engineering; and in the requirements track we heard more on that from Mark Carey at Mentor Graphics – specifically about how to extend requirements traceability into hardware design.

A lively discussion was provoked by a session on Comparing and Contrasting Requirements and Work Items. Look out for more of a discussion on this here but since this is a requirements blog I agree wholeheartedly with the proposition that you cannot treat a requirement as a type of work item.

It’s been another packed day today – so much more I’d like to share but I’m now it’s to finally get outside. We’re off to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Bring on the butterbeer! More tomorrow when I’ll recap Day 3.

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