Staff Profile:Dr Kenneth Boness
- Dr Kenneth Boness
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- CEng MIET, FInstNDT
Joined the School of Systems Engineering in 2003 as well maintaining a part-time independent consultancy. Active interests: Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering; Enterprise Architecture Modelling, IT Service Management; Soft Systems Methodology, Software Quality and Testing; and Project Management. PhD thesis on "goal oriented appraisal of soft projects (GRASP)”.
In 1976 entered the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) as a research fellow developing ultrasonic and electromagnetic methods of non-destructive testing (NDT). Then served as an executive director of a specialist software development company and led business diversification into NDT and healthcare. Subsequently joined BMC Software as development manager for UK following a small company acquisition. Have also provided consultancy to a number of healthcare and venture capital invested small and medium companies in requirements analysis, agile methods in product development and software testing.
Boness, K., Finkelstein, A. and Harrison, R. (2011) A method for assessing confidence in requirements analysis. Information and Software Technology, 53 (10). pp. 1084-1096. ISSN 0950-5849 doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2011.05.003
Boness, K. (2011) Goal-refinement appraisal of soft projects (GRASP). PhD thesis, University of Reading.
Boness, K. D. and Harrison, R. (2009) Goal sketching and the business case. In: ICSEA '09: the Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, 20-25 Sept 2009, Porto, Portugal, pp. 203-209.
Kajko-Mattson, M., Aguiar, A., Boness, K. D., Kaindl, H., Pooley, R. and Tael, A. (2009) Long-term perspective of agile methods. In: ICSEA '09: the Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, 20-25 Sept 2009, Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-2.
Boness, K. D. and Harrison, R. (2008) Goal sketching with activity diagrams. In: Third International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2008), 26-31 Oct 2008, Sliema, Malta, pp. 277-283.
Boness, K. D., Harrison, R. and Liu, K. (2008) Goal sketching: an agile approach to clarifying requirements. The International Journal on Advances in Software, 1 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1942-2628
Boness, K. D., Finkelstein, A. and Harrison, R. (2008) A lightweight technique for assessing risks in requirements analysis. IET Software, 2 (1). pp. 46-57. doi: 10.1049/iet-sen:20070068
Boness, K. D. and Harrison, R. (2007) Goal sketching: towards agile requirements engineering. In: Second International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2007), 25-31 Aug 2007, Cap Esterel, France, p. 71.
Cook, S., Boness, K., Bartsch, M., Harrison, R. and Wernick, P. (2005) A pattern language for goals. In: REDECS 2005, The Requirements Engineering Decision Support Workshop ... in conjunction with the 13th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference, 29 Aug 2005, Paris, France, pp. 7-14. (Unpublished)
Boness, K., Harrison, R. and Liu, K. (2005) Acknowledging the implications of requirements. In: 7th (ICEIS) International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 25-28 May 2005, Miami, pp. 337-342. (Unpublished)
Boness, K. D., Bartsch, M., Cook, S. and Harrison, R. (2005) A practical approach to goal modelling for time-constrained projects. In: Ist International Workshop on Requirements Engineering of Information Systems for the Digital Economy (REISDE), 2nd ICETE International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, Microsoft, Reading UK , 3-7 Oct 2005, Microsoft Convention Centre, Reading, UK.
Boness, K. and Harrison, R. (2002) A data collection case study supporting requirements oriented prediction and management in software developments. In: 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference : proceedings : 26-29 August, 2002, Oxford, England/. IEEE Computer Society Press,, Los Alamitos, Calif., pp. 744-746. ISBN 0-7695-1727-7 doi: 10.1109/CMPSAC.2002.1045092
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (1991) Eddy current testing program with scanning probe head having parallel and normal sensing coils. US5019777. doi: US5019777
Boness, K. D. (1990) Application of personal computers to eddy current inspections. In: IEE Colloquium on NDT Technology in Aerospace, 15 Jan 1990, London, 7/1-7/2.
Boness, K. D. (1987) A send-receive instrument for digital eddy current testing with reflection coils and current deflection techniques. UKAEA, Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, pp20. ISBN 0705812545
Holt, C.C. and Boness, K. D. (1987) Current deflection at cracks: some insights from modelling. In: Non-destructive testing: the 4th European Conference, 13-17 Sept 1987, London, pp. 641-648.
Holt, N.P. and Boness, K. D. (1986) A theoretical study of the uses of eddy current impedance methods for the measurement of claddings. UKAEA, Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, pp10. ISBN 0705812235
Becker, R., Betzold, K., Boness, K. D., Collins, R., Holt, D.C. and Simkins, J. (1986) The modelling of electrical current NDT methods and its application to weld testing. British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing, 28 (6). pp. 361-370. ISSN 0007-1137
Boness, K. D., (1986) Review of theoretical models of electromagnetic NDT and their applications. Technical Report. UKAEA, Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Becker, R., Betzold, K., Boness, K. D., Collins, R.C. and Holt, C.C. (1986) The modelling of electrical current NDT methods and its application to weld testing. British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing, 28 (5). pp. 286-294. ISSN 0007-1137
Boness, K. D., Holt, C.C. and Holt, R.P., (1984) A narrow band pulsed eddy current instrument for materials testing. Technical Report. NASA STI/Recon
Boness, K. D., Holt, C.C. and Holt, R.P. (1983) Verification of nuclear material (SNM) contained by means of ultrasonic inspection and fingerprinting. In: Fifth Annual Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Versailles, 1983, 16 April 1983, pp. 91-94.
Norman P. Whitehead; Kenneth D. Boness; Roger Martin (1983) Information processing: US Patent 4,409,617. US Patent No 4,409,617. doi: US Patent No 4,409,617
Boness, K. D., Holt, C.C. and Holt, R.P., (1983) Ultrasonic verification of welded containers by lamb wave fingerprints. Technical Report. UKAEA, Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell.
Boness, K. D., (1982) A pulsed tuned circuit eddy-current system for NDT. 09 - Electronics and electrical engineering, computer science; 09B - circuits. Technical Report. UKAEA, Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell. pp19.
Boness, K. D., (1981) Ultrasonic verification of weld signatures. 13 - Mechanical, industrial, civil and marine engineering; 13H - Industrial and manufacturing processes. Technical Report. opensigle.inist.fr pp13.
Boness, K. D., Whitehead, N.P., Pople, C. and Deane, J.A. (1981) A portable recorder and a versatile display generator for ultrasonic survey data. In: Ultrasonics International 81, June-July 81, Brighton, pp. 56-61.
Boness, K. D. and Midgley, D. (1977) Computer solutions of smooth and periodic waveguides. In: IEEE Conference on Computer-Aided-Design of Electronic and Microwave Circuits and Systems, 12-14 July 1977, University of Hull.
Boness, K. D. and Midgley, D. (1977) Dipole modes on open periodic structures — an experimental study. Interrnational Journal of Electronics, 42 (3). pp. 273-286. ISSN 1362-3060 doi: 10.1080/00207217708900640