Curriculum Vitae

Professional Summary

Internationally renowned independent requirements specialist based in the UK. Provides requirements engineering training, coaching and consulting. Has carried out requirements engineering projects in domains including aerospace, defence, automotive, industrial plant design, rail and software systems. Experienced in facilitating creativity and innovation workshops to generate novel requirements and design ideas. Lead author of Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS), a mechanism to gently constrain natural language requirements. EARS is widely used in industry by companies including Bosch, Honeywell, Intel, Rolls-Royce and Siemens and is also taught at numerous universities. Accomplished speaker who has delivered keynotes and invited presentations at international requirements engineering and systems engineering conferences.

Skills

Requirements capture, documentation and analysis; Use cases and scenarios; Consulting; Coaching; Facilitation; Team leading; UML and SysML; Requirements training development and delivery; Facilitating innovation and creativity.

Achievements

  • Requirements engineering (RE) for multi-million pound projects such as control system of the Trent 900 engine for Airbus A380 and Trent 1000 for Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
  • Developed RE training for Rolls-Royce and others, delivered to over 2000 engineers.
  • Developed RE workshops (on topics such as Introduction to RE, EARS, Scenarios, Creativity) delivered at international RE and systems engineering conferences.
  • Lead author of EARS, used in numerous blue-chip companies worldwide and taught at many universities.
  • Industry Chair for RE13 and Industry Lab Chair for RE14, Industry Committee for IEEE “RE” conference for 10 years. “RE” is the major international RE conference, typically attracting around 300 attendees.

Experience

Rolls-Royce – Requirements Specialist (2004-2018)

  • Requirements engineering training, coaching and support in departments including Future Programmes, Installations and Controls, Design Systems Engineering and Control Systems.

Praxis Critical Systems – Requirements Consultant (2001-2004)

  • Requirements consultant to companies including Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems and London Underground.

City University – Research Assistant (1999-2001)

Education

BSc. Business Computing Systems 1st class, City University London. Best Project Prize.

Awards

Best Presentation at INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference 2013. Best Paper at Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium (ARRTS) 2015.

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

CEng, IEEE, British Computer Society (BCS), BCS RE Specialist Group committee.