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Meeting Speaker Dr. Cheryl Bolstad: Best Practices for Achieving Requirements Efficiency

  • Date:
    Jun 13, 2018 - 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Address: ATA, 1300 Britt Street, SE. GlobalMeet7, see Link above
  • Location: Albuquerque, NewMexico USA
  • Venue:
    ATA, 1300 Britt Street, SE. GlobalMeet7, see Link above

Abstract: As requirements engineering and management processes (REMP) for complex hardware systems continue to mature, a major goal is to reduce the long timelines for generating and distributing requirements to system and component engineers. This literature review draws from external sources, such as peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings, to reveal inefficiencies, challenges and problems experienced in REMP and seek recommendations and solutions for overcoming them and reducing lengthy REMP timelines while ensuring quality in the process. The purpose is to understand where gains in efficiency might be realized. Best practices and lessons learned for general requirements management and for requirements elicitation, specification, analysis, derivation and decomposition, validation and verification, and change control are reviewed.
Bio: Dr. Cheryl Bolstad recently joined the Human Factors department at Sandia National Laboratories as a Principal Systems Research and Analysis Engineer. Previously Dr. Bolstad worked as a principal scientist with Touchstone Evaluation and SA Technologies both small women-owned businesses specializing in human factors. Dr. Bolstad is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and has a Ph.D. in Psychology specializing in cognition and human factors from North Carolina State University. Dr. Bolstad has over 25 years of experience working with the DoD and within the commercial sector. She has worked extensively in situation awareness (SA) research, human automation integration, user interface design, team training and performance. During her career Dr. Bolstad has worked on projects for DoD weapons programs, military and commercial aviation, CDC emergency response operations, military health services, regional power companies, commercial automakers and several large computer and technology corporations. Dr. Bolstad has authored over 100 publications, is a member of multiple professional organizations and has served on professional review committees.