Newsletter 9th edition

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The Swiss Society of Systems Engineering

The SSSE is the Swiss Chapter of INCOSE ,, and

April 2015, Newsletter ninth edition

Welcome to the ninth edition of the SSSE newsletter. In this issue you can read about many interesting topics such as an upcoming event of Re-use in Requirements Engineering in Bern, revision of the ISO for "Systems and Software Engineering", the SWISSED15 in September. By the end of the newsletter, the information in regard to the social media will be given. Please continue to pass around the newsletter intended to raise awareness of our organization. Have a look at it and give it away to persons that may be interested in Systems Engineering.

Enjoy reading!  Stefan


22nd April 2015; “Re-use in Requirements Engineering”, at Bernafon AG; Bern

There are many reasons why to implement re-use within requirements engineering. The re-use of requirements in the end encourages and supports the efficient re-use of designs and solutions in product development. In practice it can be hard to achieve this goal in an efficient way. One approach, that is often used, is the document based "copy-paste" re-use of requirements. This approach has some shortcomings that are well known, such as: inconsistency between versions, redundant information and lack of traceability. This presentation will demonstrate how Bernafon AG has overcome these challenges and will describe a method of re-use within requirements engineering for a range of similar products. This concept is based on a "requirements repository", which is implemented with the "IBM Rational DOORS re-use add on". This presentation will highlight the following advantages of this approach:

  • Reduced "Time-To-Market"
  • Support of the parallel development of multiple models inside a product range
  • Management of increasing system complexity
  • Improved planning and reduction of project risks
  • A focus on improvements and innovation within development
  • Information about how to register can be found on our homepage here or you can register on XING here.


8th September 2015; SWISSED

On September 1st 2014 over 120 Systems Engineering professionals assembled in Zürich for the first Swiss Systems Engineering Day - SWISSED14. Eighteen presentations and several workshops treated diverse subjects such as Requirement Engineering, Architecture, Model Based Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking see. The view of the Participants, the Sponsors and the Committee, was that the event was a huge success.
On September 8th 2015, the second installment of SWISSED will take place. We expect an ever bigger audience compared to 2014. The planning Committee for this event is working diligently to assemble a meaningful and timely program, featuring Speakers who will address current industry issues.

Early Bird Registration
Profit from our early bird prices, register until June 30th 2015! Information about prices and how to register can be found on our homepage here.

We are currently putting together the schedule for SWISSED15. If you have an interesting Systems-Engineering-related subject you would like to give a presentation about, write us an email to Please include the subject and a short abstract of your talk. We will contact you to work out the details if the talk fits the programme.

Another great opportunity to support Systems Engineering is to volunteer for helping at SWISSED15. There are several tasks during setup and during the event where you could help. If you are interested in helping, email us to

Revision of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288

The revised standard ISO/IEC/IEEE FDIS 15288:2015 «Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes» passed formal voting by end of January 2015. This is one of the last stages before publication. Once this standard is published, the revised INCOSE SE Handbook, in its version 4 can be published as well.
Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes

Social Media

We are happy to announce that you can now follow us on XING and Twitter. There you will be always get any update of our upcoming events and news for Systems Engineering.
XING          Twitter

Words of wisdom regarding requirements:

“Figure out the 7±2 key requirements in stakeholder’s view.

Figure out the 7±2 most crucial requirements for project success”


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