Requirements Working Group

Mission & Objectives

1.  Purpose

The purpose of the requirements working group is to advance the state of the practices, education and theory of requirements engineering and its relationship to other systems engineering functions.

2. Goal

Expand and promote the body of knowledge of requirements engineering and its benefits within the systems engineering community.

3. Scope

Activities relating to requirements engineering best practices.

4. Skills and expertise required
Representation from the following:

  • Requirements engineering practitioners and educators
  • Relevant standards body participants
  • A diversity of experience levels, disciplines, organizations, enterprises, and nations


Chair:  Mike Ryan

Co-Chair for Administration: Lou Wheatcraft

Co-Chair for product (Guide for Writing Reqts): Jeremy Dick

Co-Chair for product (REGAL): Kathy Baksa

Co-Chair for project research: Rick Zinni

Working Group Products

  • Working Group Charter (maintain)
  • Guide for Writing Requirements (maintain)
  • SE Handbook contribution in the area of requirements (maintain)
  • Contribute to the SE Certification Tutorial and Questions development process for the general and specialist exams in the area of requirements (maintain)
  • Contribute to the SE Tools WG in the maintenance of the SE Tools database.
  • Requirement Working group Connect website (maintain)
  • Support INCOSE IT efforts to migrate Requirement Working Group Connect Website information to the new platform
  • Working group public website (maintain)
  • Service supporting standards activities relevant to requirements engineering

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

The Requirement Working Group will:

  • meet at International Workshop
  • meet virtually via telecom
  • maintain its work products
  • recruit champions to lead activities
  • carry out assignments outside of meetings
  • use INCOSE RWG discussion groups to achieve working group consensus
  • promote RWG membership collaboration with other INCOSE working groups, other professional societies, commercial and industry committees, government organizations, and academic institutions
  • communicate to RWG members and interested INCOSE members via
    • RWG website
    • RWG threaded discussions
  • provide INCOSE tutorials and webinars

Planned Presentations at the Next Annual