An executive professional engineer, manager and engineering practitioner, Robert is internationally renowned for his role in the practice and improvement of technology-based projects. Since earning his qualifications in communications engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University), Mr. Halligan has gained experience in almost every definable business sector, over a broad spectrum of technologies. He has performed engineering, engineering management, and project management roles in private enterprise, including large transnational corporations (Rockwell, Andrew Corporation), and in the intelligence area of the public sector. Mr. Halligan has also served as Director (International) of INCOSE, and for several years was an INCOSE Ambassador. View full biography here.
Q. How do we assess whether our design (problem-solving) processes are already good enough?
Q. I developed a value model with a weight and a value function for each Measure of Effectiveness (MOE). I was going to use this to trade off potential solutions. A criticism I am facing is that the value model does not describe the complexity of the situation. That is, different requirements are interconnected and interrelated?
Q. What is the difference between requirements and specifications?
Q. Are software tools used in the Systems Engineering course?
Q. How is Verification and Validation (V&V) covered in the Systems Engineering 5-Day course?
Q. What is the source of data used for “Requirements Analysis ROI for Contractor” of the “Business Case for Systems Engineering” downloadable presentation?
Q. I am a mechanical engineer working in the development of mechanical systems in the wind industry. I would like to know whether the focus of the course and the examples used is directed more towards those who work in software development.
Q. Can you let me know if the 5-Day training course is for beginners or senior level experienced people?
Q. Is Systems Engineering applicable in an applied research environment?
Q. What’s the difference between CONOPS and Architecture? Is it possible to call a CONOPS as Architecture?
Q. VHDL is a hardware description language used in the design of FPGAs. Why do you describe it as a requirements language?