Principal Consultant Richard is an IBM Rational tools specialist, with 19 years' experience of using, teaching, administering and customising DOORS. In addition to DOORS, he has extensive skills in DOORS Next Generation and Rational Publishing Engine, as well as experience of Rational Quality Manager, Rational Performance Tester and Rational Functional Tester. He also has skills in Windows and Linux system administration, and scripting.
Richard grew up in a Royal Air Force family, and has developed his skills around large defence and aerospace programmes and projects. He was part of the team that created and developed the DOORS HealthCheck service offering associated tools and has developed training material around IBM requirements tools and Requirements Management good practice.
Richard has also participated in and led requirements gathering and information architecture workshops for more than ten years. He has wide experience in the defence, aerospace, rail, automotive, medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. Richard has also worked as a solution architect and technical specialist on many IBM Rational tools deployments including DOORS and the Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management.
Currently he is focused on developing his interests and skills in the wider arena of systems engineering, with a particular interest in Model-Based Systems Engineering. Richard is a professional member of the British Computer Society and of the UK chapter of INCOSE, the International Council on Systems Engineering.