Eclipse now comes equipped with wonderful state of the art facilities for writing, debugging, testing, refactoring code and for software modelling (to name just some of the great toys... :-). However one gaping hole in the ecosystem is a requirements management capability.
This BOF is devoted to exploring ways in which we can jump-start a requirements management initiative within Eclipse. The proponents of this BOF have put forward a proposal for one such framework, ORMF, as an Eclipse project. The gathering we have in mind is to meet with all interested parties in order to share experiences, best practices and approaches, and to explore possible ways to form a dynamic community to bring this vision to fruition.
Joel's greatest passion is to see through chaos into order and to put structure into seemingly random situations. He draws both technical and aesthetic pleasure from well layered, uncoupled software architectures and he values component based development. He has a great many years experience with most aspects of J2EE architecture and development, particularly on the server side. He is conversant with a number of industrial strength application servers. He has also been committed to and involved in the open source movement since its earliest days and he is one of the authors of Useme, the open requirements management tool, which is Eclipse based. Having experienced many aspects of software development, Joel firmly believes in the importance of process in any development effort and has, through the years, applied process to his work as well as mentored other teams on it. He absolutely loves talking shop, at times affectionately recounting stories from his days as a pioneering Unix hacker.
Barbara is a Software Engineer who is enthusiastic about all things Eclipse. She believes in open source and she is one of the authors of Useme, the open requirements management tool, which is Eclipse based. She loves the UML, Java and XML. She embraces solid development process practices and she enjoys good yarns around process engineering over a wee dram :-). She has left a piece of her heart with the scientific community, where over a number of years, as part of her PhD and beyond, she enjoyed experimental physics of soft matter and computer modelling of polymeric materials.