Services

Our consultancy and support services focus on the role that systems engineering plays within an organisation and how this can be developed and improved to achieve wider commercial objectives.  Central to our services is our team of specialists.  We have some of the UK’s most recognised technical specialists who offer years of industry experience and unrivalled knowledge of systems engineering processes and tools.

 

We deliver our services by embedding ourselves within development teams or an off-site call out basis.

 

Our capabilities include:

 

  • Problem definition and stakeholder needs
  • Requirements Management
  • Verification and Validation processes
  • Systems Analysis.
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Requirements Management

Our team has considerable experience of guiding organisations through the process of introducing software tools to support their engineering processes.  The typical starting point for most organisations is to address requirements management, which is widely regarded as underpinning many of the other processes; a properly organised approach to requirements management provides the basis upon which engineering processes operate.

 

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      Typically, the requirements management approach is implemented in seven stages:

       

      1. Gather Process Requirements
        The purpose of this is to understand the context of the implementation, the objectives in terms of process development and the specific requirements for the tool-supported process.
      2. Design Tool-Supported Process
        Matching tool support to the process needs of an organisation nearly always involves compromise; the processes are adapted where practicable to the nature of the tools available and the tools are customised where necessary to accommodate the process.
      3. Implement Tool Support
        Configuration of the tool to support user needs.  Any customisation that is needed is carried out at this stage.
      4. Document Process and Develop Training
        These activities are best carried out together, as one of the purposes of documentation is to assist in the training of users.
      5. Populate the Database
        In almost every instance there is a substantial body of existing material to be brought into the database and moulded into the specific information model.  The amount and nature of this material varies widely from organisation to organisation.
      6. Deliver Training
        This is a process that takes time as there is a limit to the number of people that can be trained in one classroom.
      7. Transfer Process and Tools Skills
        The end goal is that the host organisation possesses the competence necessary to be self-sustaining without the need for continual external intervention.  Sufficient skills are required to maintain the existing customisation and to administer the toolset.

What is Requirements Management?

Tool-Supported Systems Engineering

SyntheSys is an IBM® Gold Business Partner with specialist skills in the delivery and configuration of IBM® software for process management within both the software and systems engineering domains.

 

Our staff are trained and experienced in the delivery, configuration and operation of IBM® Engineering Requirements Management DOORS® Family for Requirements Management in support of both military systems and business services.

 

We are authorised by IBM® to resell and provide technical services around IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management.

 

Our personnel are experienced users of the following IBM® products:

 

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How We've Helped Our Customers

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Read our article about how we helped Network Rail upgrade its requirements management solution.

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