Requirements Engineering and Management for Software Development Projects

This book introduces the understanding of the requirements, elicitation and gathering, requirements analysis, verification and validation of the requirements, establishment of requirements, different methodologies in brief, requirements ...

Author: Murali Chemuturi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461453763

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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Requirements Engineering and Management for Software Development Projects presents a complete guide on requirements for software development including engineering, computer science and management activities. It is the first book to cover all aspects of requirements management in software development projects. This book introduces the understanding of the requirements, elicitation and gathering, requirements analysis, verification and validation of the requirements, establishment of requirements, different methodologies in brief, requirements traceability and change management among other topics. The best practices, pitfalls, and metrics used for efficient software requirements management are also covered. Intended for the professional market, including software engineers, programmers, designers and researchers, this book is also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science or engineering courses as a textbook or reference.

Requirements Engineering and Management

This book aims at dealing with requirements engineering and management from a true systems approach.

Author: Alberto Sols

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533080028

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Page: 154

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This book aims at dealing with requirements engineering and management from a true systems approach. This implies the assessing of requirements from the technical, the financial and the legal dimensions. Requirements state what stakeholders need or expect from a system that is to be designed and developed, to fulfill an identified need or opportunity. Normally the focus is on the technical side, neglecting the financial implications of the stated requirements. Even if there are cost-related requirements, the financial derivatives of many requirements of a technical nature are frequently overlooked. If the financial domain is in general a weak spot for people with a technical background, which are normally the ones engaged in engineering projects, the legal world is uncharted territory for most of them. The problem arises when the identified capabilities are to be stated in the form of requirements that will be part of a legally binding document. A real systems engineer is to have a proper understanding over a sufficiently broad array of disciplines. Otherwise, it is difficult to apply the global view that characterizes the systems approach. This book tries to connect the technical, the financial and the legal facets when dealing with requirements engineering and management. That facilitates a true systems approach. In addition to the theoretical foundation presented, a case study is presented to illustrate how requirements are to be dealt with and written. Stakeholder requirements are engineered, and to better portray how they are to be specified, a number of ill-defined or wrongly formulated requirements are presented indicating what it is that makes them inappropriate the way they are worded and how they should have been written instead. Far too many projects end up engrossing the already-large statistics of those that end up exhibiting underperformance, time delays and/or cost overruns. In many cases, the root cause lies with requirements that have been incorrectly specified. Hopefully this book will contribute to a better formulation of requirements, which will itself increase the likelihood of successful project completion.

Requirements Engineering

Perhaps this is in part because requirements management tool vendors have persuaded management that a glitzy tool will solve their requirements engineering problems.

Author: Elizabeth Hull

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447137302

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Written for those who want to develop their knowledge of requirements engineering process, whether practitioners or students. Using the latest research and driven by practical experience from industry, this book gives useful hints to practitioners on how to write and structure requirements. - Explains the importance of Systems Engineering and the creation of effective solutions to problems - Describes the underlying representations used in system modeling - data flow diagrams; statecharts; object-oriented approaches - Covers a generic multi-layer requirements process - Discusses the key elements of effective requirements management - Includes a chapter written by one of the developers of rich traceability - Introduces an overview of DOORS - a software tool which serves as an enabler of a requirements management process Additional material and links are available at: http://www.requirementsengineering.info "In recent years we have been finding ourselves with a shortage of engineers with good competence in requirements engineering. Perhaps this is in part because requirements management tool vendors have persuaded management that a glitzy tool will solve their requirements engineering problems. Of course, the tools only make it possible for engineers who understand requirements engineering to do a better job. This book goes a long way towards building a foundational set of skills in requirements engineering, so that today's powerful tools can be used sensibly. Of particular value is a recognition of the place software requirements have within the system context, and of ways for dealing with that sensitive connection. This is an important book. I think its particular value in industry will be to bring the requirements engineers and their internal customers to a practical common understanding of what can and should be achieved." (Byron Purves, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company)

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems Second Edition

As requirements engineering continues to be recognized as the key to on-time and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects, many engineering programs have made requirements engineering mandatory in their curriculum.

Author: Phillip A. Laplante

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466560827

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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As requirements engineering continues to be recognized as the key to on-time and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects, many engineering programs have made requirements engineering mandatory in their curriculum. In addition, the wealth of new software tools that have recently emerged is empowering practicing engineers to improve their requirements engineering habits. However, these tools are not easy to use without appropriate training. Filling this need, Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems, Second Edition has been vastly updated and expanded to include about 30 percent new material. In addition to new exercises and updated references in every chapter, this edition updates all chapters with the latest applied research and industry practices. It also presents new material derived from the experiences of professors who have used the text in their classrooms. Improvements to this edition include: An expanded introductory chapter with extensive discussions on requirements analysis, agreement, and consolidation An expanded chapter on requirements engineering for Agile methodologies An expanded chapter on formal methods with new examples An expanded section on requirements traceability An updated and expanded section on requirements engineering tools New exercises including ones suitable for research projects Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, the text illustrates key ideas associated with requirements engineering using extensive case studies and three common example systems: an airline baggage handling system, a point-of-sale system for a large pet store chain, and a system for a smart home. This edition also includes an example of a wet well pumping system for a wastewater treatment station. With a focus on software-intensive systems, but highly applicable to non-software systems, this text provides a probing and comprehensive review of recent developments in requirements engineering in high integrity systems.

Engineering and Managing Software Requirements

Its broader perspective gives this book its distinct appeal and makes it of interest to both researchers and practitioners, not only in software engineering but also in other disciplines such as business process engineering and management ...

Author: Aybüke Aurum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540282440

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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Requirements engineering is the process by which the requirements for software systems are gathered, analyzed, documented, and managed throughout their complete lifecycle. Traditionally it has been concerned with technical goals for, functions of, and constraints on software systems. Aurum and Wohlin, however, argue that it is no longer appropriate for software systems professionals to focus only on functional and non-functional aspects of the intended system and to somehow assume that organizational context and needs are outside their remit. Instead, they call for a broader perspective in order to gain a better understanding of the interdependencies between enterprise stakeholders, processes, and software systems, which would in turn give rise to more appropriate techniques and higher-quality systems. Following an introductory chapter that provides an exploration of key issues in requirements engineering, the book is organized in three parts. Part 1 presents surveys of state-of-the art requirements engineering process research along with critical assessments of existing models, frameworks and techniques. Part 2 addresses key areas in requirements engineering, such as market-driven requirements engineering, goal modeling, requirements ambiguity, and others. Part 3 concludes the book with articles that present empirical evidence and experiences from practices in industrial projects. Its broader perspective gives this book its distinct appeal and makes it of interest to both researchers and practitioners, not only in software engineering but also in other disciplines such as business process engineering and management science.

Requirements Management

This book focuses on the interfaces of Requirements Management to the other disciplines of Systems Engineering.

Author: Colin Hood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540684763

Category: Computers

Page: 275

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This book focuses on the interfaces of Requirements Management to the other disciplines of Systems Engineering. An introduction into Requirements Management and Requirements Development is given, along with a short sketch of Systems Engineering, and especially the necessary inputs and resulting outputs of Requirements Management are explained. Using these it is shown how Requirements Management can support and optimize the other project disciplines.

The Requirements Engineering Handbook

The book enables professionals to identify the real customer requirements for their projects and control changes and additions to these requirements.

Author: Ralph Rowland Young

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580536189

Category: Computer software

Page: 254

View: 698

Gathering customer requirements is a key activity for developing software that meets the customer's needs. A concise and practical overview of everything a requirement's analyst needs to know about establishing customer requirements, this first-of-its-kind book is the perfect desk guide for systems or software development work. The book enables professionals to identify the real customer requirements for their projects and control changes and additions to these requirements. This unique resource helps practitioners understand the importance of requirements, leverage effective requirements practices, and better utilize resources. The book also explains how to strengthen interpersonal relationships and communications which are major contributors to project effectiveness. Moreover, analysts find clear examples and checklists to help them implement best practices.

Tool Based Requirement Traceability between Requirement and Design Artifacts

Bernhard Turban analyzes systems and software engineering theories cross-cutting the issue (embedded systems development, systems engineering, software engineering, requirements engineering and management, design theory and processes for ...

Author: Bernhard Turban

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834824747

Category: Computers

Page: 439

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Processes for developing safety-critical systems impose special demands on ensuring requirements traceability. Achieving valuable traceability information, however, is especially difficult concerning the transition from requirements to design. Bernhard Turban analyzes systems and software engineering theories cross-cutting the issue (embedded systems development, systems engineering, software engineering, requirements engineering and management, design theory and processes for safety-critical systems). As a solution, the author proposes a new tool approach to support designers in their thinking in order to achieve traceability as a by-product to normal design activities and to extend traceability information with information about design decision rationale.

Requirements Engineering

This edition contains an expanded discussion of “design agnosticism” as an important principle in Requirements Engineering, and new insights regarding the validation and verification process in the context of the Systems Engineering ...

Author: Jeremy Dick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319610732

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Written for those who want to develop their knowledge of requirements engineering process, whether practitioners or students. Using the latest research and driven by practical experience from industry, Requirements Engineering gives useful hints to practitioners on how to write and structure requirements. It explains the importance of Systems Engineering and the creation of effective solutions to problems. It describes the underlying representations used in system modeling and introduces the UML2, and considers the relationship between requirements and modeling. Covering a generic multi-layer requirements process, the book discusses the key elements of effective requirements management. The latest version of DOORS (Version 7) - a software tool which serves as an enabler of a requirements management process - is also introduced to the reader here. Additional material and links are available at: http://www.requirementsengineering.info

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Competitive Engineering

Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget.

Author: Tom Gilb

Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750665070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

View: 532

Competitive Engineering documents Tom Gilb's unique, ground-breaking approach to communicating management objectives and systems engineering requirements, clearly and unambiguously. Competitive Engineering is a revelation for anyone involved in management and risk control. Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Competitive Engineering copes explicitly with the rapidly changing environment that is a reality for most of us today. Elegant, comprehensive and accessible, the Competitive Engineering methodology provides a practical set of tools and techniques that enable readers to effectively design, manage and deliver results in any complex organization - in engineering, industry, systems engineering, software, IT, the service sector and beyond. * Tom Gilb's clients include HP, Intel, CitiGroup, IBM, Nokia and the US Department of Defense * Detailed, practical and innovative coverage of key subjects including requirements specification, design evaluation, specification quality control and evolutionary project management * A complete, proven and meaningful 'end-to-end' process for specifying, evaluating, managing and delivering high quality solutions

Software Systems Requirements Engineering In Practice

The authors are experienced requirements engineers, and this book is a good compendium of sound advice based on practical experience.

Author: Brian Berenbach

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071605487

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 700

Proven Software & Systems Requirements Engineering Techniques "Requirements engineering is a discipline used primarily for large and complex applications. It is more formal than normal methods of gathering requirements, and this formality is needed for many large applications. The authors are experienced requirements engineers, and this book is a good compendium of sound advice based on practical experience." --Capers Jones, Chief Scientist Emeritus, Software Productivity Research Deliver feature-rich products faster, cheaper, and more reliably using state-of-the-art SSRE methods and modeling procedures. Written by global experts, Software & Systems Requirements Engineering: In Practice explains how to effectively manage project objectives and user needs across the entire development lifecycle. Gather functional and quality attribute requirements, work with models, perform system tests, and verify compliance. You will also learn how to mitigate risks, avoid requirements creep, and sidestep the pitfalls associated with large, complex projects. Define and prioritize customer expectations using taxonomies Elicit and analyze functional and quality attribute requirements Develop artifact models, meta-models, and prototypes Manage platform and product line development requirements Derive and generate test cases from UML activity diagrams Deploy validation, verification, and rapid development procedures Handle RE for globally distributed software and system development projects Perform hazard analysis, risk assessment, and threat modeling

Requirements Engineering and Management for Manufacturing

Author: José Rios

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Page: 21

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Requirements Engineering

This book provides a systematic and practical approach to the engineering of high-quality requirements.

Author: Axel van Lamsweerde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 682

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The book presents both the current state of the art in requirements engineering and a systematic method for engineering high-quality requirements, broken down into four parts. The first part introduces fundamental concepts and principles including the aim and scope of requirements engineering, the products and processes involved, requirements qualities to aim at and flaws to avoid, and the critical role of requirements engineering in system and software engineering. The second part of the book is devoted to system modeling in the specific context of engineering requirements. It presents a multi-view modeling framework that integrates complementary techniques for modeling the system-as-is and the system-to-be. The third part of the book reviews goal-based reasoning techniques to support the various steps of the KAOS method. The fourth part of the book goes beyond requirements engineering to discuss the mapping from goal-oriented requirements to software specifications and to software architecture. Online software will accompany the book and will add value to both classroom and self-study by enabling students to build models and specifications involved in the book's exercises and case studies, helping them to discover the latest RE technology solutions. Instructor resources such as slides, figures and handouts are available from an accompanying website.

Bridging the Gap between Requirements Engineering and Software Architecture

This book systematically identifies the lack of methodological support for development of requirements and software architecture in the state-of-the-art.

Author: Azadeh Alebrahim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658176946

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 664

This book systematically identifies the lack of methodological support for development of requirements and software architecture in the state-of-the-art. To overcome this deficiency, the QuaDRA framework is proposed as a problem-oriented approach. It provides an instantiation of the Twin Peaks model for supporting the intertwining relationship of requirements and software architecture. QuaDRA includes several structured methods which guide software engineers in quality- and pattern-based co-development of requirements and early design alternatives in an iterative and concurrent manner.

Competitive Engineering

Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget.

Author: Tom Gilb

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080457096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 929

Competitive Engineering documents Tom Gilb's unique, ground-breaking approach to communicating management objectives and systems engineering requirements, clearly and unambiguously. Competitive Engineering is a revelation for anyone involved in management and risk control. Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. The Competitive Engineering methodology provides a practical set of tools and techniques that enable readers to effectively design, manage and deliver results in any complex organization - in engineering, industry, systems engineering, software, IT, the service sector and beyond. Elegant, comprehensive and accessible, the Competitive Engineering methodology provides a practical set of tools and techniques that enable readers to effectively design, manage and deliver results in any complex organization - in engineering, industry, systems engineering, software, IT, the service sector and beyond. Provides detailed, practical and innovative coverage of key subjects including requirements specification, design evaluation, specification quality control and evolutionary project management Offers a complete, proven and meaningful 'end-to-end' process for specifying, evaluating, managing and delivering high quality solutions Tom Gilb's clients include HP, Intel, CitiGroup, IBM, Nokia and the US Department of Defense

Requirements Engineering Fundamentals 2nd Edition

This book is designed for self-study and covers the curriculum for the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level exam as defined by the IREB.

Author: Klaus Pohl

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1937538842

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Page: 184

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Requirements engineering tasks have become increasingly complex. In order to ensure a high level of knowledge and competency among requirements engineers, the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) developed a standardized qualification called the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE). The certification defines the practical skills of a requirements engineer on various training levels. This book is designed for self-study and covers the curriculum for the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level exam as defined by the IREB. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised and is aligned with the curriculum Version 2.2 of the IREB. In addition, some minor corrections to the 1st edition have been included. About IREB: The mission of the IREB is to contribute to the standardization of further education in the fields of business analysis and requirements engineering by providing syllabi and examinations, thereby achieving a higher level of applied requirements engineering. The IRE Board is comprised of a balanced mix of independent, internationally recognized experts in the fields of economy, consulting, research, and science. The IREB is a non-profit corporation. For more information visit www.certified-re.com

Requirements Engineering Foundation for Software Quality

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2013, held in Essen, Germany, in April 2013.

Author: Joerg Doerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642374220

Category: Computers

Page: 402

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2013, held in Essen, Germany, in April 2013. The papers are organized in 8 topical sections on requirements engineering and architecture; natural language requirements; requirements engineering and quality; traceability; requirements engineering and business/goals; requirements engineering and software development; requirements engineering in practice; product lines and product management.

Requirements Engineering and Rapid Development

Presents a practical object-oriented modelling approach that provides software developers with a single technique with which to model all aspects of the modern business, from the organizational mission right through to user performance and ...

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 271

View: 466

Presents a practical object-oriented modelling approach that provides software developers with a single technique with which to model all aspects of the modern business, from the organizational mission right through to user performance and business objectives.

Requirements in Engineering Projects

This book focuses on various topics related to engineering and management of requirements, in particular elicitation, negotiation, prioritisation, and documentation (whether with natural languages or with graphical models).

Author: João M. Fernandes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319185977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 225

View: 920

This book focuses on various topics related to engineering and management of requirements, in particular elicitation, negotiation, prioritisation, and documentation (whether with natural languages or with graphical models). The book provides methods and techniques that help to characterise, in a systematic manner, the requirements of the intended engineering system. It was written with the goal of being adopted as the main text for courses on requirements engineering, or as a strong reference to the topics of requirements in courses with a broader scope. It can also be used in vocational courses, for professionals interested in the software and information systems domain. Readers who have finished this book will be able to: - establish and plan a requirements engineering process within the development of complex engineering systems; - define and identify the types of relevant requirements in engineering projects; - choose and apply the most appropriate techniques to elicit the requirements of a given system; - conduct and manage negotiation and prioritisation processes for the requirements of a given engineering system; - document the requirements of the system under development, either in natural language or with graphical and formal models. Each chapter includes a set of exercises.