Software Requirements

Author: Soren Lauesen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0201745704
Size: 11.61 MB
Format: PDF
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Most IT systems fail to meet expectations. They don't meet business goals and don't support users efficiently. Why? Because the requirements didn't address the right issues. Writing a good requirements specification doesn't take more time. This book shows how it s done - many times faster and many times smarter. What are the highlights? Two complete real-life requirements specifications (the traditional and the fast approach) and examples from many others. Explanations of both traditional and fast approaches, and discussions of their strengths and weaknesses in different project types (tailor-made, COTS, and product development). Real-life illustrations of all types of requirements, stakeholder analysis, cost/benefit and other techniques to ensure that business goals are met. Proven methods for dealing with difficult or complex requirements, such as specifying ease-of-use, or dealing with 200 reports that might be needed because they are in the old system. Who is it for? Everyone involved in the software supply chain, from analysts and developers to end users, will learn new techniques, benefit from requirements written by other specialists, and discover successes and failures from other companies. Software suppliers will find ideas for helping customers and writing competitive proposals. Programmers and other developers will learn how to express requirements without specifying technical details, and how to reduce risks when developing a system. Students aspiring to IT careers will learn the theory and practice of requirements engineering, and get a strong foundation for case studies and projects. Who is the author?Soren Lauesen is currently professor at the IT-University of Copenhagen. He has worked in the IT industry for 20 years and has been a professor at Copenhagen Business School for 15. He has been co-founder of three educational and two industrial development organizations. His industry projects have encompassed compilers, operating systems, process control, temporal databases, and software quality assurance. His research interests include human-computer interaction, requirements specification, object-oriented design, quality assurance, marketing and product development, and interaction between research and industry. He has a broad range of other interests ranging from biology to dancing and foreign cultures."

Software Requirements

Author: Karl Wiegers
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780735679627
Size: 11.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Perspectives On Software Requirements

Author: Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461504658
Size: 20.44 MB
Format: PDF
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Perspectives On Software Requirements presents perspectives on several current approaches to software requirements. Each chapter addresses a specific problem where the authors summarize their experiences and results to produce well-fit and traceable requirements. Chapters highlight familiar issues with recent results and experiences, which are accompanied by chapters describing well-tuned new methods for specific domains.

Agile Software Requirements

Author: Dean Leffingwell
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321685407
Size: 10.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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“We need better approaches to understanding and managing software requirements, and Dean provides them in this book. He draws ideas from three very useful intellectual pools: classical management practices, Agile methods, and lean product development. By combining the strengths of these three approaches, he has produced something that works better than any one in isolation.” –From the Foreword by Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & Associates; author of Managing the Design Factory; and leading expert on rapid product development Effective requirements discovery and analysis is a critical best practice for serious application development. Until now, however, requirements and Agile methods have rarely coexisted peacefully. For many enterprises considering Agile approaches, the absence of effective and scalable Agile requirements processes has been a showstopper for Agile adoption. In Agile Software Requirements, Dean Leffingwell shows exactly how to create effective requirements in Agile environments. Part I presents the “big picture” of Agile requirements in the enterprise, and describes an overall process model for Agile requirements at the project team, program, and portfolio levels Part II describes a simple and lightweight, yet comprehensive model that Agile project teams can use to manage requirements Part III shows how to develop Agile requirements for complex systems that require the cooperation of multiple teams Part IV guides enterprises in developing Agile requirements for ever-larger “systems of systems,” application suites, and product portfolios This book will help you leverage the benefits of Agile without sacrificing the value of effective requirements discovery and analysis. You’ll find proven solutions you can apply right now–whether you’re a software developer or tester, executive, project/program manager, architect, or team leader.

Managing Software Requirements

Author: Dean Leffingwell
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201615932
Size: 16.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Two leading experts on requirements management demonstrate how to define exactly what software systems should do in terms that can be implemented and won't have to be redone later. Coverage includes: analyzing problems, defining systems, building and validating systems, and more.

Software Requirements

Author: Alan M. Davis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015029283879
Size: 20.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This revision of the bestselling software requirements book reflects the new way of categorizing software requirements techniques--objects, functions, and states. The author takes an analytical approach by helping the reader analyze which technique is best, rather than imposing one specific technique.

Software Requirements And Estimation

Author: Kishore & Naik
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070403120
Size: 17.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book contains:The context of requirements engineering and software estimation; activities of requirements engineering, including elicitation, analysis, documentation, change management and traceability; description of various methodologies that can be used for requirements elicitation and analysis; contents of the software requirements specification document; functional and technical size estimation methods, estimation by analogy and expert estimation; detailed estimation based on work breakdown structure; do s and don s related to requirements and estimation; tools and resources that can be used for requirements and estimation; scenarios, examples, case studies and exercises.