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Visual Models for Software Requirements

Visual Models for Software Requirements Author Anthony Chen
ISBN-10 9780735667761
Release 2012-07-15
Pages 480
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Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for your business. The authors—experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements—walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts—and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice—as you progress through each chapter. Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes Practice the book’s concepts as you work through chapters Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system



Visual Models for Software Requirements

Visual Models for Software Requirements Author Joy Beatty
ISBN-10 9780735667723
Release 2012
Pages 442
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Provides information on using visual models in the software engineering process.



Software Requirements

Software Requirements Author Karl Wiegers
ISBN-10 9780735679627
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 672
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Now in its third edition, this classic guide to software requirements engineering has been fully updated with new topics, examples, and guidance. Two leaders in the requirements community have teamed up to deliver a contemporary set of practices covering the full range of requirements development and management activities on software projects. Describes practical, effective, field-tested techniques for managing the requirements engineering process from end to end. Provides examples demonstrating how requirements "good practices" can lead to fewer change requests, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs. Fully updated with contemporary examples and many new practices and techniques. Describes how to apply effective requirements practices to agile projects and numerous other special project situations. Targeted to business analysts, developers, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process. Shares the insights gleaned from the authors’ extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars. New chapters are included on specifying data requirements, writing high-quality functional requirements, and requirements reuse. Considerable depth has been added on business requirements, elicitation techniques, and nonfunctional requirements. In addition, new chapters recommend effective requirements practices for various special project situations, including enhancement and replacement, packaged solutions, outsourced, business process automation, analytics and reporting, and embedded and other real-time systems projects.



More About Software Requirements

More About Software Requirements Author Karl Wiegers
ISBN-10 9780735637214
Release 2005-12-20
Pages 224
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No matter how much instruction you’ve had on managing software requirements, there’s no substitute for experience. Too often, lessons about requirements engineering processes lack the no-nonsense guidance that supports real-world solutions. Complementing the best practices presented in his book, Software Requirements, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers tackles even more of the real issues head-on in this book. With straightforward, professional advice and practical solutions based on actual project experiences, this book answers many of the tough questions raised by industry professionals. From strategies for estimating and working with customers to the nuts and bolts of documenting requirements, this essential companion gives developers, analysts, and managers the cosmic truths that apply to virtually every software development project. Discover how to: • Make the business case for investing in better requirements practices • Generate estimates using three specific techniques • Conduct inquiries to elicit meaningful business and user requirements • Clearly document project scope • Implement use cases, scenarios, and user stories effectively • Improve inspections and peer reviews • Write requirements that avoid ambiguity



Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2000 and UML

Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2000 and UML Author Terry Quatrani
ISBN-10 0201699613
Release 2000
Pages 256
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The first UML book to cover Rational Rose 2000--the new #1 tool for UML modeling, this brand-new edition reviews the three key interrelated components of state-of-the-art software system design: the Rational Unified process, the Unified Modeling Language, and Rational Rose 2000. Then, through a simplified case study, it walks developers through a real-world business system. Includes screen shots demonstrating UML at work in the Rational Rose 2000 modeling tool.



Writing Effective Use Cases

Writing Effective Use Cases Author Alistair Cockburn
ISBN-10 9780201702255
Release 2001
Pages 270
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This guide will help readers learn how to employ the significant power of use cases to their software development efforts. It provides a practical methodology, presenting key use case concepts.



Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML

Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML Author Terry Quatrani
ISBN-10 9780321238085
Release 2006
Pages 193
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Rational Software Architect and UML - a thorough tutorial with key insights from the leading trainer and customer consultant at IBM.



Mastering the Requirements Process

Mastering the Requirements Process Author Suzanne Robertson
ISBN-10 9780132942843
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 600
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“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases “Thinking above the line” to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development



Requirements by Collaboration

Requirements by Collaboration Author Ellen Gottesdiener
ISBN-10 0201786060
Release 2002
Pages 333
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"I spend much time helping organizations capture requirements and even more time helping them recover from not capturing requirements. Many of them have gone through some motions regarding requirements as if they were sleepworking. It's time to wake up and do it right-and this book is going to be their alarm clock." -Jerry Weinberg, author of numerous books on productivity enhancement "In today's complex, fast-paced software development environment, collaboration-the intense peer-to-peer conversations that result in products, decisions, and knowledge sharing-is absolutely essential to success. But all too often, attempts to collaborate degenerate into agonizing meetings or ineffectual bull sessions. Ellen's wonderful book will help you bridge the gap-turning the agony of meetings into the ecstasy of effective collaboration." -Jim Highsmith, a pioneer in adaptive software development methods "Requirements by Collaboration presents a wealth of practical tools and techniques for facilitating requirements development workshops. It is suitable-no, essential reading-for requirements workshop facilitators. It will help both technical people and customer representatives participate in these critical contributions to software success." -Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant, Process Impact, author of Software Requirements "The need for this particular book, at this particular time, is crystal clear. We have entered a new age where software development must be viewed as a form of business problem solving. That means direct user participation in developing 'requirements,' or more accurately, in jointly working the business problem. That, in turn, means facilitated sessions. In this book, Ellen Gottesdiener provides a wealth of practical ideas for ensuring that you have exactly the right stuff for this all-important area of professional art." -Ronald G. Ross, Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC, Executive Editor, www.BRCommunity.com "Gottesdiener's years of software development experience coupled with her straight-forward writing style make her book a perfect choice for either a senior developer or a midlevel project manager. In addition to her technical experience, her knowledge of group dynamics balance the book by educating the reader on how to manage conflict and personality differences within a requirements team-something that is missing from most requirements textbooks...It is a required 'handbook' that will be referred to again and again." -Kay Christian, ebusiness Consultant, Conifer, Colorado "Requirements by Collaboration is a 'must read' for any system stakeholder. End users and system analysts will learn the significant value they can add to the systems development process. Management will learn the tremendous return they may receive from making a modest time/people investment in facilitated sessions. Facilitators will discover ways to glean an amazing amount of high-quality information in a relatively brief time." -Russ Schwartz, Computer System Quality Consultant, Global Biotechnology Firm "In addition to showing how requirements are identified, evaluated, and confirmed, Ellen provides important guidance based on her own real-world experience for creating and managing the workshop environment in which requirements are generated. This book is an engaging and invaluable resource for project teams and sponsors, both business and IT, who are committed to achieving results in the most productive manner possible." -Hal Thilmony, Senior Manager, Business Process Improvement (Finance), CiscoSystems, Inc. "Project managers should read this book for assistance with planning the requirements process. Experienced facilitators will enrich their knowledge. New facilitators can use this book to get them up to speed and become more effective in less time." -Rob Stroober, Competence Development Manager and Project Manager, Deloitte &Touche Consultdata, The Netherlands "While many books discuss the details of software requirement artifacts (for example, use cases), Ellen's new book zeros in on effective workshop techniques and tools used to gather the content of these artifacts. As a pioneer in requirements workshops, she shares her real-life experiences in a comprehensive and easy-to-read book with many helpful examples and diagrams." -Bill Bird, Aera Energy LLC "Requirements by Collaboration is absolutely full of guidance on the most effective ways to use workshops in requirements capture. This book will help workshop owners and facilitators to determine and gain agreement on a sound set of requirements, which will form a solid foundation for the development work that is to follow." -Jennifer Stapleton, Software Process Consultant and author of DSDM: The Methodin Practice "This book provides an array of techniques within a clear, structured process, along with excellent examples of how and when to use them. It's an excellent, practical, and really useful handbook written by a very experienced author!" -Jean-Anne Kirk, Director DSDM Consortium and IAF Professional Development "Ellen has written a detailed, comprehensive, and practical handbook for facilitating groups in gathering requirements. The processes she outlines give the facilitator tools to bring together very different perspectives from stakeholders elegantly and with practical, useable results." -Jo Nelson, Principal, ICA Associates, Inc., Chair, IAF (2001-2002) Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs focuses on the human side of software development--how well we work with our customers and teammates. Experience shows that the quality and degree of participation, communication, respect, and trust among all the stakeholders in a project can strongly influence its success or failure. Ellen Gottesdiener points out that such qualities are especially important when defining user requirements and she shows in this book exactly what to do about that fact. Gottesdiener shows specifically how to plan and conduct requirements workshops. These carefully organized and facilitated meetings bring business managers, technical staff, customers, and users into a setting where, together, they can discover, evolve, validate, verify, and agree upon their product needs. Not only are their requirements more effectively defined through this collaboration, but the foundation is laid for good teamwork throughout the entire project. Other books focus on how to build the product right. Requirements by Collaboration focuses instead on what must come first--the right product to build.



Use Case Modeling

Use Case Modeling Author Kurt Bittner
ISBN-10 0201709139
Release 2003
Pages 347
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The Quest for Software Requirements

The Quest for Software Requirements Author Roxanne E. Miller
ISBN-10 1595980679
Release 2009
Pages 327
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For the first time, provides the business analysis sector with over 2,000 probing questions to elicit nonfunctional software requirements



Software Requirement Patterns

Software Requirement Patterns Author Stephen Withall
ISBN-10 9780735646063
Release 2007-06-13
Pages 384
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Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements with this practical reference. It details 30 requirement “patterns” offering realistic examples for situation-specific guidance for building effective software requirements. Each pattern explains what a requirement needs to convey, offers potential questions to ask, points out potential pitfalls, suggests extra requirements, and other advice. This book also provides guidance on how to write other kinds of information that belong in a requirements specification, such as assumptions, a glossary, and document history and references, and how to structure a requirements specification. A disturbing proportion of computer systems are judged to be inadequate; many are not even delivered; more are late or over budget. Studies consistently show one of the single biggest causes is poorly defined requirements: not properly defining what a system is for and what it’s supposed to do. Even a modest contribution to improving requirements offers the prospect of saving businesses part of a large sum of wasted investment. This guide emphasizes this important requirement need—determining what a software system needs to do before spending time on development. Expertly written, this book details solutions that have worked in the past, with guidance for modifying patterns to fit individual needs—giving developers the valuable advice they need for building effective software requirements



Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML

Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML Author Paul R. Reed
ISBN-10 0201615797
Release 2000
Pages 550
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Reed's guide includes detailed coverage of architecting VB enterprise applications and features working examples and step-by-step instructions for planning and development of an order entry system, detailing do's and don't's for analysis, design and construction. CD-ROM contains several templates for applying UML, as well as complete Rational Rose models for the sample applications.



Agile Project Management with Kanban

Agile Project Management with Kanban Author Eric Brechner
ISBN-10 9780735698956
Release 2015
Pages 160
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Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal: Agile Project Management with Kanban. Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft. Now he shows you exactly how to make it work for your team. Think of this book as "Kanban in a box": open it, read the quickstart guide, and you're up and running fast. As you gain experience, Brechner reveals powerful techniques for right-sizing teams, estimating, meeting deadlines, deploying components and services, adapting or evolving from Scrum or traditional Waterfall, and more. For every step of your journey, you'll find pragmatic advice, useful checklists, and actionable lessons. This truly is "Kanban in a box": all you need to deliver breakthrough value and quality. Use Kanban techniques to: Start delivering continuous value with your current team and project Master five quick steps for completing work backlogs Plan and staff new projects more effectively Minimize work in progress and quickly adjust to change Eliminate artificial meetings and prolonged stabilization Improve and enhance customer engagement Visualize workflow and fix revealed bottlenecks Drive quality upstream Integrate Kanban into large projects Optimize sustained engineering (contributed by James Waletzky) Expand Kanban beyond software development



Visual Modeling Technique

Visual Modeling Technique Author Daniel Tkach
ISBN-10 0805325743
Release 1996
Pages 426
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This ground-breaking book describes the Visual Modeling Technique (VMT), a comprehensive methodology that integrates visual programming into the object-oriented application development life cycle. The book shows how the visual programming paradigm, when supported by effective tools, becomes central to the productivity of object developers.



Present and Ulterior Software Engineering

Present and Ulterior Software Engineering Author Manuel Mazzara
ISBN-10 9783319674254
Release 2017-11-01
Pages 225
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This book provides an effective overview of the state-of-the art in software engineering, with a projection of the future of the discipline. It includes 13 papers, written by leading researchers in the respective fields, on important topics like model-driven software development, programming language design, microservices, software reliability, model checking and simulation. The papers are edited and extended versions of the presentations at the PAUSE symposium, which marked the completion of 14 years of work at the Chair of Software Engineering at ETH Zurich. In this inspiring context, some of the greatest minds in the field extensively discussed the past, present and future of software engineering. It guides readers on a voyage of discovery through the discipline of software engineering today, offering unique food for thought for researchers and professionals, and inspiring future research and development.



The Software Requirements Memory Jogger

The Software Requirements Memory Jogger Author Ellen Gottesdiener
ISBN-10 157681114X
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 360
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How to Use The Software Requirements Memory JoggerTM The Software Requirements Memory Jogger™ is a quick reference guide for you to use on the job or as a supplement to your training. It is designed to facilitate communication between business and technical teams as they define requirements for software projects. It includes the tools, techniques, and models team members will use to elicit, analyze, specify, validate, and manage their software requirements. The book also contains a case study example, set off on a blue background, to show you how to use these tools, techniques, and models in each step of the process.Not sure what tool, technique, or model to use? Just refer to the User Requirements Model Roadmap in Chapter 4 to direct your efforts. Then refer to the "What Tools and Techniques Will I Use?" chart at the beginning of each chapter to guide you through the process of defining the requirements.Because many of the terms in this book may not be defined by readers in exactly the same way, we have included a glossary as one of the book's appendices, to ensure that all readers "speak the same language." The terms that are included in the glossary are shown in blue italics the first time they appear in the text, to let you know that the term is defined in the back of the book.You will also find a list of references and resources in the back of the book, in case you want to further your understanding of the tools and concepts in this Memory Jogger™. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but it does include the resources that the author felt would be the most helpful to the reader at the time of publication.We hope that you will find this book to be an invaluable tool that you will use often as you define, develop, and manage your requirements.Contents Acknowledgments ..iii Publisher's Note iv How to Use The Software Requirements Memory Jogger™ v 1. Overview of Software Requirements 1 2. Setting the Stage for Requirements Development 27 • Vision Statement • Glossary • Requirements Risk Mitigation Strategy 3. Elicit the Requirements 43 • Requirements Source List • Stakeholder Cate-gories • Stakeholder Profiles • Interviews with Stakeholders • Facilitated Workshops • Explora-tory Prototypes • Focus Groups • Observation • User Task Analysis • Existing Documentation Study • Surveys • Stakeholder Elicitation Plan 4. Analyze the Requirements 109 • Relationship Map • Process Map • Context Dia-gram • Event-Response Table • Business Policies • Actor Table • Use Cases • Dialog Map • Data Model • State Diagram • Business Rules • Good Modeling Practices • Prioritized Requirements 5. Specify the Requirements 231 • User Requirements Document • Software Requirements Specification Document 6. Validate the Requirements 261 • Peer Review • User Acceptance Tests • Model Validation • Operational Prototype 7. Manage the Requirements 281 • Change Control Policies and Procedures • Re-quirements Attributes • Requirements Trace Matrices 8. Adapting Requirements Practices to Projects 295 • Project Types • Change-Driven vs. Risk-Driven Projects Appendices 311 • References, Bibliography, and Additional Resources • Analysis Models • Verbs and Phrases to Use in Requirements Models • Software Requirements Specification Inspection Checklist • Quality Attributes and Their Metrics • Ambiguous Words and Phrases to Avoid When Describing Quality At-tributes • Questions for Requirements Retro-spectives • Glossary