Paris - Cité Universitaire (France)

Tutorial 2: How to Run an Efficient and Effective Requirements Review

Date: Friday the December 6th, 2013 – 10:30-17:30

Location: Salon Nathan, Maison Internationale, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Speaker: Mr. Paul Davies, Systems Design Engineer, Network Rail, UK. Formerly Head of Systems Engineering Research, Thales UK - Great Britain


The aim of the tutorial is for each delegate to leave knowing that they need never (well, hardly ever) sit through an ineffective 3-day requirements review again. Moreover, they should be armed with a set of techniques to ensure it for themselves.


10:30-12:30:   Aims and Objectives, delegates’ expectations
    Requirements review principles - good and bad practices
    Barriers to implementation
12:30-14:00: Lunch Break at the Salon Honnorat
14:00-15:30:   What to review - structure, checklists
    Types of review
    Process and process checklists
    Requirements review exercise 1
15:30-16:00: Coffee break in the Amphitheater Adenauer
16:00-17:30:   Reviewing roles - Fagan
    High impact reviewing
    Requirements review exercise 2
    Conclusions and participants feedback

    You will find here after a short biography of the speaker:


Paul Davies

Paul Davies is a Systems Design Engineer at Network Rail in Milton Keynes, where he is SE Discipline Manager for the Infrastructure Projects Division. Prior to joining Network Rail in August 2013, Paul worked for Thales for 29 years in a variety of SE roles. These included managing their SE research programme; site Head of Systems Engineering; Chief Engineer on a variety of defence programmes; and Head of Innovations for a Thales division in the UK.

Paul graduated from Cambridge University in 1978, and is a Chartered Mathematician and Chartered Engineer. He has served as President of the UK Chapter of INCOSE, the International Council on Systems Engineering, and has chaired national (UK) and international conferences in SE. He holds positions as Visiting Professor in Systems at Loughborough and Visiting Fellow at Bristol University.

Paul has presented a version of this tutorial, and other tutorials, previously for INCOSE UK and internationally.