INCOSE Requirements Guide Knowledge Library

.The International Council on Systems Engineering Requirements Working Group (INCOSE RGW) in line with the first INCOSE goal: “Be a focal point for dissemination of systems engineering knowledge” and the objective of the proper working group: “Expand and promote the body of knowledge of requirements engineering and its benefits within the systems engineering community”; has compiled a complete guide of how to express requirements in textual form in the context of systems engineering.

While other standards define some nice-to-have, but yet very abstract set of quality characteristics, the INCOSE Guide to Writing Requirements (GtWR) also includes several comprehensible, and SMART (specific, measurable, and easy to automatize), sets of quality rules for requirements and requirements documents.

No matter what tool you use to manage your requirements, our tools RQA – QUALITY Studio and RAT – Authoring Tools offer an easy-to-use library including quality metrics to tackle the rules described in the GtWR; allowing both quality control of your existing documents, and real-time help during the authoring stage of the requirements. Writing high-quality requirements has never been so easy.

The INCOSE Knowledge Library includes:

  • The implementation in the SES ENGINEERING Studio of 58 metrics, to tackle 37 of the 41 rules, as defined in the INCOSE Guide to Writing Requirements 2019. This allows quality control teams to inspect requirements specifications following these rules (by using RQA – QUALITY Studio) and allows the authors of the requirements to have quality checking in real-time using the RAT – AUTHORING Tools plug-ins.
  • Additionally, a presentation to describe the library and the mapping table of INCOSE GtWR rules versus RQA – QUALITY Studio metrics.

This library works with SES ENGINEERING Studio. I would like to try SES ENGINEERING Studio.


Real-Time Quality Assessment of the INCOSE GfWR (slides)

Mapping INCOSE 2023 Rules vs SES ENGINEERING Studio metrics

Download Library SES v23 – INCOSE GtWRv4 – Patterns

Download Library SES v23.3 – INCOSE GtWRv4 – Including patterns

Download Library SES v23 – INCOSE GtWRv4 – Without patterns

Download Library for SES ENGINEERING Studio v18

Related Links

Webinar: Implementing the latest concepts of the new GtWR v4.0

Webinar: A Comprehensive Guide on Tailoring the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements

Book: Real-time quality assessment of the INCOSE Guide for Writing Requirements Rules: A Tailoring Guide