Mastering The Requirements Process

Author: Suzanne Robertson
Editor: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0132942844
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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

Mastering The Requirements Process

Author: Suzanne Robertson
Editor: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Relevant for any software analyst or designer, Mastering the Requirements Process provides a useful guide to defining more complete software requirements that lead to better software overall. It's also filled with innovative advice. The heart of this book is the authors' Volere Requirements Process Model, a guide to gathering your requisites. Throughout this book, the authors use this process to explicate a single case study - a system for a municipality that will optimize the de-icing of roadways during snowy weather. Along the way, the book provides a guide to identifying & refining requirements, both functional & nonfunctional (such as performance & ease of use). There are many excellent ideas in the book, including the notion of fitness for your requirements, which can be later used to track whether the software is successful. The book also wisely separates technology from requirements so that analysts can concentrate on understanding and modeling business problems instead of moving right away to the nuts & bolts of implementation. Even if you don't adopt the Volere model in toto, you can benefit from the concepts of "trawling" (a metaphor for the requirements-gathering process), quality gateways (in which tentative requirements are evaluated for inclusion in a project), and the wise use of patterns to help simplify the process.

Complete Systems Analysis

Author: James Robertson
Editor: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 013349229X
Size: 10,27 MB
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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1998, 1994). In a fundamentally new approach, Complete Systems Analysis teaches everything you need to know about analyzing systems: the methods, the models, the techniques, and more. A definitive text on modern systems analysis techniques is combined with an extensive case study to give readers hands-on experience in completing an actual analysis project. Readers proceed through each step of a full-scale analysis project, analyzing the complex requirements of a television station’s airtime programming department. Each phase of the case study and each exercise in the textbook section is thoroughly explained in separate review and answer sections. An innovative Trail Guide system–inspired by the difficulty levels marked on ski trails–encourages readers to follow a sequence that suits their skill level. Beginners follow the full trail while experienced analysts fill in gaps in their training, refresh their understanding of key concepts, and practice their skills. Managers review key concepts but can skip the detailed work with models. The book shows how analysis is used for object-oriented implementation, and how event-response data flow models and entity-relationship data models are complementary, not competing, models. Complete Systems Analysis adapts to the reader’s needs and provides an appropriate learning path for the beginner, with a more direct route for experienced analysts wanting to make better use of today’s techniques. Since its initial publication in 1994 as a two-volume set in hardcover, this highly acclaimed text–released in 1998 as a single, softcover volume–has served as a course text in classes throughout the world. Topics include Analysis Models Data Flow Diagrams Data Viewpoint Data Models Leveled Data Flow Diagrams Current Physical Viewpoint Building the Data Dictionary Strategy: Focusing on the Essentials Identifying Events Modeling an Event Response Writing Mini Specifications CRUD Check Modeling New Requirements New Physical Viewpoint Object-Oriented Viewpoint Strategy: Toward Implementation

Determining Project Requirements Second Edition

Author: Hans Jonasson
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439896518
Size: 14,28 MB
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Good requirements do not come from a tool, or from a customer interview. They come from a repeatable set of processes that take a project from the early idea stage through to the creation of an agreed-upon project and product scope between the customer and the developer. From enterprise analysis and planning requirements gathering to documentation, Determining Project Requirements, Second Edition: Mastering the BABOK® and the CBAP® Exam covers the entire business analysis cycle as well as modeling techniques. Aligned with the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge 2.0® (BABOK® Guide 2.0), the second edition of this popular reference provides readers with a complete and up-to-date resource for preparing to take the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) examination. It also: Presents helpful techniques, tools, best practices, and templates to help readers improve the requirements gathering processes within their organization Contains exercises, sample solutions, and a case study that illustrate how to deal with the various situations that might be encountered in the requirements gathering process Supplies a broad overview of a multitude of business analysis issues Includes two sample business requirements documents—one is a comprehensive template, provided courtesy of ESI International, the second is a simpler template suitable for smaller projects The book covers all of the BABOK® knowledge areas and features new preparatory sections for the CBAP® exam that include 300 questions. It examines data modeling, requirements modeling techniques, process modeling, and hybrid techniques. With its many examples, use cases, and business requirements document templates, this book is the ideal self-study guide for practitioners. The combination of theory, activities, exercises, solutions, case study, and exam questions also makes it suitable for business analysis students.

Just Enough Requirements Management

Author: Alan Davis
Editor: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133491315
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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2005). If you develop software without understanding the requirements, you're wasting your time. On the other hand, if a project spends too much time trying to understand the requirements, it will end up late and/or over-budget. And products that are created by such projects can be just as unsuccessful as those that fail to meet the basic requirements. Instead, every company must make a reasonable trade-off between what's required and what time and resources are available. Finding the right balance for your project may depend on many factors, including the corporate culture, the time-to-market pressure, and the criticality of the application. That is why requirements management—gathering requirements, identifying the "right" ones to satisfy, and documenting them—is essential. Just Enough Requirements Management shows you how to discover, prune, and document requirements when you are subjected to tight schedule constraints. You'll apply just enough process to minimize risks while still achieving desired outcomes. You'll determine how many requirements are just enough to satisfy your customers while still meeting your goals for schedule, budget, and resources. If your project has insufficient resources to satisfy all the requirements of your customers, you must read Just Enough Requirements Management.

Design Concepts With Code

Author: Stanko Blatnik
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1590591119
Size: 15,11 MB
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This book is all about getting developers to realize good, solid interface design for their products by considering a reasonable set of design axioms. Design Concepts with Code: An Approach for Developers shows how you can create design through code by using technologies such as SVG, XHTML, XML, XSLT, and XSL-FO. It explores how, by using some simple scripting, you don't even need to touch applications like Adobe Photoshop. This book offers clear and concise design concepts, examples, and projects that will strengthen your proficiency with design in a short period of time. You'll learn that you can capture the critical design requirements of a project through conversations with clients and users. As a developer, you can follow these simple guidelines to improve how your product communicates with its target audience.

Determining Project Requirements Second Edition

Author: Hans Jonasson
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466581220
Size: 11,71 MB
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Good requirements do not come from a tool, or from a customer interview. They come from a repeatable set of processes that take a project from the early idea stage through to the creation of an agreed-upon project and product scope between the customer and the developer. From enterprise analysis and planning requirements gathering to documentation, Determining Project Requirements, Second Edition: Mastering the BABOK® and the CBAP® Exam covers the entire business analysis cycle as well as modeling techniques. Aligned with the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge 2.0® (BABOK® Guide 2.0), the second edition of this popular reference provides readers with a complete and up-to-date resource for preparing to take the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) examination. It also: Presents helpful techniques, tools, best practices, and templates to help readers improve the requirements gathering processes within their organization Contains exercises, sample solutions, and a case study that illustrate how to deal with the various situations that might be encountered in the requirements gathering process Supplies a broad overview of a multitude of business analysis issues Includes two sample business requirements documents—one is a comprehensive template, provided courtesy of ESI International, the second is a simpler template suitable for smaller projects The book covers all of the BABOK® knowledge areas and features new preparatory sections for the CBAP® exam that include 300 questions. It examines data modeling, requirements modeling techniques, process modeling, and hybrid techniques. With its many examples, use cases, and business requirements document templates, this book is the ideal self-study guide for practitioners. The combination of theory, activities, exercises, solutions, case study, and exam questions also makes it suitable for business analysis students.

Models In System Design

Author: Jean-Michel Bergé
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792398745
Size: 13,88 MB
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Models in System Design tracks the general trend in electronics in terms of size, complexity and difficulty of maintenance. System design is by nature combined with prototyping, mixed domain design, and verification, and it is no surprise that today's modeling and models are used in various levels of system design and verification. In order to deal with constraints induced by volume and complexity, new methods and techniques have been defined. Models in System Design provides an overview of the latest modeling techniques for use by system designers. The first part of the book considers system level design, discussing such issues as abstraction, performance and trade-offs. There is also a section on automating system design. The second part of the book deals with some of the newest aspects of embedded system design. These include co-verification and prototyping. Finally, the book includes a section on the use of the MCSE methodology for hardware/software co-design. Models in System Design will help designers and researchers to understand these latest techniques in system design and as such will be of interest to all involved in embedded system design.

Mastering The Job Search Process In Recreation And Leisure Services

Author: Craig Ross
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449654002
Size: 10,60 MB
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Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services, Second Edition, is a practical guide full of tools and advice for recreation and leisure service professionals. This book simplifies the process of securing a job in recreation and leisure service by explaining every step from both an employer’s and applicant’s point of view. Based on years of experience in the hiring process, this book reflects research conducted with over one thousand recreation and leisure services practitioners involved in the job search process. The book includes their advice as well as secrets to success.

Managing High Intensity Internet Projects

Author: Edward Yourdon
Editor: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130621108
Size: 14,93 MB
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In Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Ed Yourdon delivers instant, practical solutions for virtually every challenge you'll face in leading today's high-intensity, Internet-time projects. Yourdon's breakthrough management techniques cover strategies, politics, processes, tools, and the entire development lifecycle - from requirements through coding, monitoring progress through testing and delivery.