More about Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

More about Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

by Karl E Wiegers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735622671

ISBN-13: 9780735622678

Pub. Date: 01/17/2006

Publisher: Microsoft Press

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735622678
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,395,730
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Praise for More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: On Essential Requirements Concepts

Chapter 1: Requirements Engineering Overview

Chapter 2: Cosmic Truths About Software Requirements

Part II: On the Management View of Requirements

Chapter 3: The Business Value of Better Requirements

Chapter 4: How Long Do Requirements Take?

Chapter 5: Estimating Based on Requirements

Part III: On Customer Interactions

Chapter 6: The Myth of the On-Site Customer

Chapter 7: An Inquiry, Not an Inquisition

Chapter 8: Two Eyes Aren’t Enough

Part IV: On Use Cases

Chapter 9: Use Cases and Scenarios and Stories, Oh My!

Chapter 10: Actors and Users

Chapter 11: When Use Cases Aren’t Enough

Part V: On Writing Requirements

Chapter 12: Bridging Documents

Chapter 13: How Much Detail Do You Need?

Chapter 14: To Duplicate or Not to Duplicate

Chapter 15: Elements of Requirements Style

Chapter 16: The Fuzzy Line Between Requirements and Design

Part VI: On the Requirements Process

Chapter 17: Defining Project Scope

Chapter 18: The Line in the Sand

Chapter 19: The Six Blind Men and the Requirements

Part VII: On Managing Requirements

Chapter 20: Handling Requirements for Multiple Releases

Chapter 21: Business Requirements and Business Rules

Chapter 22: Measuring Requirements

Chapter 23: Exploiting Requirements Management Tools

References

Appendix : About the Author

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