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PMICLG presented the Seminar at Sea in March 2014. We hope to see y'all next year!
April 24, 2014 Chapter Meeting, presented by PMICLG - 04/24/2014
The nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear complex
On 11 March 2011, an earthquake produced a tsunami that disabled power and cooling for six nuclear reactors located at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Complex in Japan. This incident set off a chain of events resulting in a large release of radioactivity (air and water), the displacement of approximately 150,000 people, and the creation of over 300,000 tons of radioactive water. It is estimated the clean-up will take up to 40 years and cost on or about $15 billion dollars. This presentation will describe the sequence of events that led to the disaster, provide a very brief understanding of how nuclear power works, explore contributing and root causes of this event, and discuss risk management with respect to the Fukushima disaster. Specifically, this presentation will define what risk management is, describe some risk management tools, and look at what Plan Risk Responses may have been appropriate in hind sight of this disaster.
Project Management Workshop, presented by IEEE GBS - 04/26/2014
May 22, 2014 Chapter Meeting, presented by PMICLG - 05/22/2014
"What is a Requirement?"
When describing a system, we make the distinction between ‘needs' and ‘requirements'. Needs are generally expectations stated in the language of business management or stakeholders. Requirements are formal statements that are structured and can be verified and validated-there may be more than one requirement defined for any need. Requirements are generated from needs through a transformation process of requirements analysis.
Writing requirements is not simply an exercise in grammar; rather it is fundamentally an exercise in engineering. The purpose of a requirement expression is to communicate clearly the needs of various entities into a formal language such that the intent is clearly understood by all involved: those whose job it is to implement the requirement, those responsible for proving the built system meets the requirement, and those responsible for proving the resulting system meets the needs of the relevant entity.
Although many sources such as standards and books contain definitions of what a requirement is, few include in the definition of a requirement expression any action words that also indicate the processes that result in the requirement statement. A definition that only states ‘what' the thing is not sufficient; action words must be included that help the reader understand what is involved in articulating a well-formed need or requirement. The two primary actions to be included are the ‘transformation' process that turns needs into requirements as well as the ‘agreement' process that results in a contract between the owner of the requirements and the developers responsible for implementing those requirements.
This presentation proposes an improved definition of what a requirement is and characteristics of well formed requirements and well formed sets of requirements.
June 26, 2014 Chapter Meeting, presented by PMICLG - 06/26/2014
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