This white paper presents alarming statistical data about the number of failed complex T&M projects and an introduction on how these types of projects are increasing more and more in complexity in late years. It was also presented a thorough root cause analysis around the two main drivers of failed complex T&M projects; which ultimately led to the two true drivers of test and measurements project failure.
A person who never worked with either a T&M technical consultant or a System Integrator company may think that these types of engagements are the silver bullet for test and measurements project success. This white paper present the top level challenges in working with this type of consultant and/or System Integrator Company.
This white paper presents a brief introduction to the TMPM framework. The article shows the high level drivers of the framework and detail the organization structure that is best suited to manage a test and measurements project as well as proposes a new role that can improve the odds of success in the engagement with a System Integrator. It also provides information around how to use system modeling to address the two main drivers of test and measurements project failure as well as a technique to use the information captured by the models to increase the odds of project success.
This white paper presents an introduction to UML, Universal Markup Language, one of the cornerstones of the TMPM framework. It shows how the UML behavior diagrams can nicely match to the modeling of project objectives and requirements and how the UML structure diagrams are a good fit for modeling system specification and design.
One scenario that is fairly common at the test and measurements industry is when, in support of a client’s NPI, a T&M system needs to be designed and built prior to the actual device under test to be designed and built. This article shows the problems with a typical waterfall based execution framework and proposes a modified Agile approach to maximize the business value of the test system for the organization.
Read chapter one from the new book by TSXperts founder Filipe Altoe. The book is available for purchase on amazon.com