January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year, I promise to…..

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Whatever promises and resolutions you make we hope you manage to keep some of them. However, rather than some grand gesture of promising to give up chocolate bars and to do more exercise, we should also look at process habits that need to change. We’ve all got into the good habit of hand sanitising every time we enter a shop. The problem is when this habit / muscle memory becomes so engrained, we do it without thinking, a bit of disaster when you realise you are still wearing your winter mittens.

The same is true for business processes. It’s great when they become second nature, endemic, without having to refer to the policy again and again, but this can also be a hazard. If the situation, requirement or supply chain alters in some way, indoctrinated processes and solutions can be implemented without sufficient thought or review. So this new year make a note to ensure you check the mitigation still matches the hazard, the process is still suitable for the new requirements. If necessary plan and record exceptions and variations. Of course, use Cradle to record and track.

Training Courses

Cradle online training course
Cradle Online Training

We are offering a number of public training courses. These are ideal for companies who don’t need a tailored course or have only one or two staff members requiring instruction. They are run on-line with a member of 3SL instructing. This year we will cover Requirements Management, Document Publisher and System Administration. The full calendar, and any updates,  are available here.

Brexit

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BREXIT [1]
3SL is fully committed to a continuation of supply of software, training and consultancy. We continue to work with our worldwide distributors and expect there to be little change as far as the end Cradle user is concerned. In the EU your data will either be handled by an EU distributor or by 3SL in the UK. At present all protections and EU data laws have UK equivalents. We will inform you of any changes where necessary should these laws and rules diverge in the future.

Cradle Release

Risk RAM and TER Test Execution & Recording
Teaser

Now in the final testing stages the new release (7.6) will be out soon – Watch for news. Those under maintenance will receive general updates and features for free. Those without maintenance or using single user products will need to purchase an upgrade to 7.6 from earlier point releases. We are also adding two new modules. You’ll be able to download an evaluation copy if you want to look at the  Risk Management and Test Execution and Recording features before purchasing a licence.

Social Media

Twitter

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PNNL Dec 2020 Tweet

We liked the way researchers were overcoming difficulties to monitor underwater impact of renewable energy sources.

We reminded readers to think holistically, where your bubble boundary ends is your context. However, there are often other or greater systems in the whole scheme.
That’s all for the January 2021 Newsletter, but if there are any topics you would like to see discussed drop us a line at social-blog@threesl.com

Public Online Training Course – Requirements Management August 2021

Requirements Management August 17th – 19th 2021

The last RM training this year is – Requirements Management August 2021 course.

“A great opportunity for small teams, or a couple of new team members to get started with RM and Cradle”

Cradle Online Course based on Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels
Online Course

Businesses that are introducing Cradle and full Requirements Management processes into their operations, can book training for all aspects of the roll-out, from the basics through to specialist administration courses – See here. These courses are tailored and held at your premises / virtually depending on restrictions and requirements and are ideal for getting a team up and running.

Public Requirements Management August 17th – 19th 2021

If, however, you have one or two people new to a project or only have a very small team, this may not be a viable solution. With 3SL’s public online courses, you’ll benefit from all the normal learning, but will have the chance to network and share with other virtual attendees from other industries. This can be a cost effective solution to get you up to speed with Cradle and Requirements Management.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Pre-Requisites Provision
August 17th – 19th 2021 Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT PC/Laptop – internet browser & Cradle installed ** Soft copy course materials, and printed certificate

If you would like to be kept in touch with the details for this Training Course – Requirements Management August 2021 please send an email to salesdetails@threesl.com

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Other Dates and Courses:

For details of other courses on offer this year please see our 2021 training calendar.

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Public Online Training Course – Requirements Management May 2021

Requirements Management May 18th – 20th 2021

Another chance to brush up on 3SL’s RM functionality with – Requirements Management May 2021 course.

“A great opportunity for small teams, or a couple of new team members to get started with RM and Cradle”

Cradle Online Course based on Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels
Online Course

Businesses that are introducing Cradle and full Requirements Management processes into their operations, can book training for all aspects of the roll-out, from the basics through to specialist administration courses – See here. These courses are tailored and held at your premises / virtually depending on restrictions and requirements and are ideal for getting a team up and running.

Public Requirements Management May 18th – 20th 2021

If, however, you have one or two people new to a project or only have a very small team, this may not be a viable solution. With 3SL’s public online courses, you’ll benefit from all the normal learning, but will have the chance to network and share with other virtual attendees from other industries. This can be a cost effective solution to get you up to speed with Cradle and Requirements Management.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Pre-Requisites Provision
May 18th – 20th 2021 Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT PC/Laptop – internet browser & Cradle installed ** Soft copy course materials, and printed certificate

If you would like to be kept in touch with the details for this Training Course – Requirements Management May 2021 please send an email to salesdetails@threesl.com

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All courses are available for direct purchase online.

Other Dates and Courses:

For details of other courses on offer this year please see our 2021 training calendar.

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Public Online Training Course – System Administration July 2021

System Administration July 21st 2021

Provide the best project setup and support that your users expect with this year’s  – System Administration July 2021 course.

“A great opportunity for administration staff to get up to speed with their Cradle installations”

Cradle Online Course based on Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels
Online System Administration Course

Businesses that have selected Cradle for their Requirements Management or Systems Engineering process can benefit from an in depth understanding on managing their installation.

System Administration Course July 2021

The System Administrator’s course is designed for project team or IT managers who look after, setup and roll out Cradle. It will cover installation, user, project and database administration. It will also include setting up project schemas helping your users to hit the ground running. Most industries have only a few people that act as administrators, therefore the public course is ideal. However, if you have a larger team, want to cover multiple topics, courses can be tailored and held at your premises / virtually depending on restrictions and requirements or online at a date and time to suit see here.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Pre-Requisites Provision
July 21st 2021 System Administration Online learning tutored course. £255+VAT PC/Laptop – internet browser & Cradle installed ** Soft copy course materials, and printed certificate

If you would like to be kept in touch with the details for this Training Course – System Administration July 21st 2021 please send an email to salesdetails@threesl.com

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Other Dates and Courses:

For details of other courses on offer this year please see our 2021 training calendar.

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Public Online Training Course – Requirements Management February 2021

Requirements Management February 23rd – 25th 2021

3SL’s first training course this year is – Requirements Management February 2021 course.

“A great opportunity for small teams, or a couple of new team members to get started with RM and Cradle”

Cradle Online Course based on Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels
Online Course

Businesses that are introducing Cradle and full Requirements Management processes into their operations, can book training for all aspects of the roll-out, from the basics through to specialist administration courses – See here. These courses are tailored and held at your premises / virtually depending on restrictions and requirements and are ideal for getting a team up and running.

Public Requirements Management February 23rd – 25th 2021

If, however, you have one or two people new to a project or only have a very small team, this may not be a viable solution. With 3SL’s public online courses, you’ll benefit from all the normal learning, but will have the chance to network and share with other virtual attendees from other industries. This can be a cost effective solution to get you up to speed with Cradle and Requirements Management.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Pre-Requisites Provision
February 23rd – 25th 2021 Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT PC/Laptop – internet browser & Cradle installed ** Soft copy course materials, and printed certificate

If you would like to be kept in touch with the details for this Training Course – Requirements Management February 2021 please send an email to salesdetails@threesl.com

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All courses are available for direct purchase online.

Other Dates and Courses:

For details of other courses on offer this year please see our 2021  training calendar.

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Cradle Public Training Courses 2021

Training Course Dates for 2021

3SL are offering a number of Cradle public training courses in 2021.

Cradle Online Course
Cradle Training

Public courses are ideal for companies;

    • with a small number of candidates
    • starting using Cradle but not needing an industry tailored course
    • using more advanced features

These courses supplement the tailored, industry/implementation specific consultancy and training offered by 3SL. These public courses can be a cost effective solution where you’ll benefit from all the normal learning, but will have the chance to network and share with other virtual attendees from other industries.

These are subject to change and additional courses may be added as required. Booking will become available through the website shop for credit/debit card transactions prior to each course. For purchase orders and transfer payments please contact 3SL.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Details
February – 23rd to 25th Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT requirements-management-february-2021
May – 18th to 20th Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT requirements-management-may-2021
June – 23rd and 24th Document Publisher Online learning tutored course. £510+VAT document-publisher-june-2021
July – 21st 2021 System Administration Online learning tutored course £255+VAT system-administration-july-2021
August – 17th to 19th Requirements Management Online learning tutored course. £765+VAT requirements-management-august-2021

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Public Online Training Course – Document Publisher June 2021

Document Publisher June 23rd – 24th 2021

Make your output shine with this year’s Cradle report creation training – Document Publisher June 2021 course.

“Once you have managed your requirements and development, producing a comprehensive report, automatically based directly on the project data, provides an essential deliverable”

Cradle Online Course based on Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels
Online Course

Businesses that have Cradle for their Requirements Management or Systems Engineering process can benefit from additional Cradle tools.

Document Publisher is a Windows® based publishing tool that allows professional documentation to be produced directly from the data within you project’s database. Fully understanding how to configure templates and data manipulation will offer the best output for you to provide to your stakeholders and customers, regulators and other interested parties.

Public Document Publisher Course June 2021

Often the document production task is run by an individual or a very small team. Therefore, this public online course will offer a cost effective way of providing training. You’ll benefit from all the normal learning, but will have the chance to network and share with other virtual attendees from other industries. However, if you have a larger team courses can be tailored and held at your premises / virtually depending on restrictions and requirements at a date and time to suit see here.

Details:

Date Subject Venue Cost Pre-Requisites Provision
June 23rd – 24th 2021 Document Publisher Online learning tutored course. £510+VAT PC/Laptop – internet browser & Cradle installed ** Soft copy course materials, and printed certificate

If you would like to be kept in touch with the details for this Training Course – Document Publisher June 2021 please send an email to salesdetails@threesl.com

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All courses are available for direct purchase online.

Other Dates and Courses:

For details of other courses on offer this year please see our 2021 training calendar.

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Happy New Year 2021

We Wish All a Happy New Year 2021

The Close

2020 was not a year that many of us were expecting or would wish for. Our thoughts to all that have been affected by Covid 19.

Looking Forward

Our wishes for a healthier, happier and productive new year.

So raise a glass to  – You, Cradle, projects and success. Cheers.

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Happy New Year

From the staff at 3SL.

December 2020 Newsletter

Oh Baubles!

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Baubles

Decorating a tree in the winter months has been a very long tradition. It has been used to celebrate Christmas by Christians since mediæval times, spreading from Northern Europe, through Germany. Popularity in the UK was driven by Queen Victoria from 1832 onwards. Fruits, berries, candy canes and biscuits/pastries have all been used to bring cheer over the years.   From the mid 1500s glass ornaments from Lauscha began to spread in popularity (Modern examples of the preservation of this art ). These artisan glass globes took much skill and time to create. From 1880 Woolworths started selling Lauscha glass ornaments, by 1910 these were available across the whole of the USA.

Engineering to the Rescue

Consumer demand required mass production techniques. Now millions of  these sparkly globes are available very cheaply. These days they are frequently blown or  injection moulded plastic. The story of the bauble is a typical demand led example of engineering product development. However, it has also been possible to scale up mass produced glass. Vitbis in Poland produces 200,000 baubles a day!. Some include very intricate hand crafted designs.

Office

Paper Christmas tree
Paper Christmas tree

The office Christmas may well be a bit different this year. Fears over handling decorations, being unable to disinfect the extra surfaces may well prohibit their use.  It may also be, as with 3SL, most staff are still working from home.

For a bit of fun Christmas paper engineering, you may like to download our DIY paper tree, for you own desk at work or home. ( Take a photo and Tweet it @threesl )

And here’s a bit of recycling – What happened to the little boy who ate the shiny streamers off the Christmas tree – He caught tinselitus! (If you want to read about the history of tinsel another Christmas manufacturing story see ‘a tinsel tale ‘ from  @festive_UK who manufacture miles of the stuff in Cwmbran.

Happy Christmas

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Season’s Greetings

May we take this opportunity to wish you, our wonderful customers, suppliers and distributors,  season’s greetings and a peaceful and happy Christmas. We wish you all the best in 2021.

Lookback

Well I don’t think any of us could have predicted 2020 would pan out the way it did. We know it has been tough for everyone and our sympathies go to all those who have lost someone dear.

  • New year started with gusto. 3SL gearing up for the next release of Cradle
  • Covid hits and 3SL, along with many of our customers learn to cope with a different set of 4 walls.
  • 3SL staff work from home implementing the Cradle 7.6
  • 3SL offers its first public training courses in the UK swapped to virtual training forums due to the restrictions.
  • We take the opportunity to add some refinements to database processing in the CDS (Cradle Database Server).
  • We gain JOSCAR accreditation.
  • Cradle is once again offered through the latest G-Cloud  12 UK public contracts site.
  • Structured Software Systems Limited posts one of its best performances in its 30+ year history

Social Media

Twitter

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Northrop Grumman Tweet

We marvelled at how nano layers can shun water with new connectors from @NorthropGrumman

Don’t forget to share your favourite engineering stories with #LoveEngineering

We ‘tried’ to keep quiet about our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal. We reminded you that #Cradle can be used to perform simple calculations on your item’s data.

And Finally

As you read this December 2020 newsletter, please take a moment to remember the many charities and causes that have struggled over this year, and if you are able, dig into your pockets.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020

Flash Discount Sale

Largest yet Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 deals this November / December.

Act Now Act Fast! Get Your #BlackFriday / #CyberMonday Discounts

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“Act Now Act Fast!”

Requirements Management and Model Based Systems Engineering capabilities (MBSE) all combined in a tool for massively scalable engineering. Cradle is the  hugely powerful software tool solution.
It is available in a number of single user versions, or as tailored multi user enterprise packages. You can own and install it yourself or opt for SaaS hosting. Act Now to take advantage of the Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 discount.
From the initial inception of your project through requirements elicitation, analysis, design, testing and documentation phases of your project, Cradle is there to support you. With this great offer we’re giving you even better value, or offering to support a charity – see ‘Enterprise licences’.

Single User Product Discount

Use the special discount voucher code to get £100** off any single user product. If you already use a previous version of Cradle, this year’s Black Friday is an ideal opportunity to upgrade to the latest version.

All you need to do is enter the £100** discount voucher code in the “Discount Code” field at the bottom of the shop checkout page during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 flash deal.

Enterprise Licences

We will offer £100** off EACH licence purchased during the offer period. For SaaS the discount will be taken off the per-user fee***. This may be taken as a discount from your invoice or you can nominate a registered charity of your choice and 3SL will make an equivalent donation. If you find your project is expanding and you add a single REQ licence for another engineer you can claim one £100** discount / donation. If you are buying a new set of licences for a project say 5-REQ, 2-SYS and 1-MET that’s a total of 8*£100 = £800 off the licence cost, or a lovely donation to a charity of your choice.

Use the code NOW in the 3SL shop!

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