Software Requirement Patterns [NOOK Book]

Overview

Go beyond the familiar guidance-and learn how to write requirements with less effort and greater precision. In this reference, Stephen Withall introduces requirement "patterns"-his innovative, practical approach to specifying software requirements. Withall presents 37 real-world, reusable patterns that provide situation-specific frameworks for writing software requirements. Each pattern describes in detail what information to include, warns of common pitfalls, and suggests extra requirements to consider. Whether ...
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Software Requirement Patterns

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Overview

Go beyond the familiar guidance-and learn how to write requirements with less effort and greater precision. In this reference, Stephen Withall introduces requirement "patterns"-his innovative, practical approach to specifying software requirements. Withall presents 37 real-world, reusable patterns that provide situation-specific frameworks for writing software requirements. Each pattern describes in detail what information to include, warns of common pitfalls, and suggests extra requirements to consider. Whether you use traditional analysis or agile methods, learn how to use requirement patterns-and consistently write effective requirements for successful software development. Discover a catalog of requirement patterns that help you: Identify inter-system interface, technology, and documentation needs, Define detailed information requirements, including archiving, data types, and data entities, Specify system availability, capacity, scalability, extendability, and accessibility, Define access control, including user registration, authentication, and authorization, Specify requirements for inquiries, reports, calculation formulae, and fees and taxes, Plus-Get 400+ real-world requirement examples and learn how to write your own requirement patterns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735646063
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Series: Developer Best Practices
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 721,859
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen J. Withall has been developing and specifying software systems for more than 26 years in a variety of roles: programmer, analyst/programmer, team leader, systems analyst, business analyst, project manager, systems architect, and chief technical officer. He has worked in diverse environments in companies big and small, in 17 countries across four continents. He has used object-oriented design approaches and technology for more than 16 years, and actively maintains his hands-on software development skills.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Setting the Scene
Synopsis of "Crash Course in Specifying Requirements"     3
What Are Requirements?     4
Where Do Requirements Fit in the Grand Scheme?     5
A Few General Principles     6
A Traditional Requirements Process     7
Agile Requirements Processes     8
An Extreme Requirements Process     9
An Incremental Requirements Process     10
Synopsis of "The Contents of a Requirements Specification"     11
Introduction Section     12
System Purpose     12
Document Purpose     12
Requirement Format     13
Glossary     14
References     14
Document History     15
Context Section     15
Scope     15
Major Assumptions     16
Major Exclusions     16
Key Business Entities     16
Infrastructures     17
Functional Area Sections     17
Major Nonfunctional Capabilities Section     18
Requirement Pattern Concepts     19
Introduction to Requirement Patterns     19
The Anatomy of a RequirementPattern     21
Basic Details     22
Applicability     23
Discussion     24
Content     24
Template(s)     24
Example(s)     26
Extra Requirements     26
Considerations for Development     28
Considerations for Testing     29
Domains     29
Domains and Infrastructures     30
Requirement Pattern Groups     31
Relationships Between Requirement Patterns     32
Requirement Pattern Classifications     33
Refinement Requirements     35
Divertive Requirement Patterns     36
Requirement Patterns and Diversity of Approaches     36
Use Cases for Requirement Patterns     37
Business Rules and Requirement Patterns     38
Using and Producing Requirement Patterns     39
When and How to Use Requirement Patterns     39
Tailoring Requirement Patterns     41
Writing New Requirement Patterns     42
How to Find Candidate Requirement Patterns     43
How to Write a Requirement Pattern     45
Requirement Pattern Catalog
Fundamental Requirement Patterns     51
Inter-System Interface Requirement Pattern     51
Inter-System Interaction Requirement Pattern     62
Technology Requirement Pattern     65
Comply-with-Standard Requirement Pattern     71
Refer-to-Requirements Requirement Pattern     79
Documentation Requirement Pattern     81
Information Requirement Patterns     85
Data Type Requirement Pattern     86
Data Structure Requirement Pattern     94
ID Requirement Pattern     97
Calculation Formula Requirement Pattern     102
Data Longevity Requirement Pattern     107
Data Archiving Requirement Pattern     110
Data Entity Requirement Patterns     119
Living Entity Requirement Pattern     129
Transaction Requirement Pattern     133
Configuration Requirement Pattern     138
Chronicle Requirement Pattern     144
Information Storage Infrastructure     154
Implementation Requirements     154
User Function Requirement Patterns     155
Inquiry Requirement Pattern     155
Report Requirement Pattern     161
Accessibility Requirement Pattern     158
User Interface Infrastructure      187
Reporting Infrastructure     189
Performance Requirement Patterns     191
Response Time Requirement Pattern     195
Throughput Requirement Pattern     204
Dynamic Capacity Requirement Pattern     212
Static Capacity Requirement Pattern     215
Availability Requirement Pattern     217
Flexibility Requirement Patterns     239
Scalability Requirement Pattern     241
Extendability Requirement Pattern     246
Unparochialness Requirement Pattern     254
Multiness Requirement Pattern     261
Multi-Lingual Requirement Pattern     272
Installability Requirement Pattern     274
Access Control Requirement Patterns     281
User Registration Requirement Pattern     284
User Authentication Requirement Pattern     295
User Authorization Requirement Patterns     305
Specific Authorization Requirement Pattern     308
Configurable Authorization Requirement Pattern     313
Approval Requirement Pattern     318
Commercial Requirement Patterns     325
Multi-Organization Unit Requirement Pattern     325
Fee/Tax Requirement Pattern     330
Glossary      341
References     349
Index     351
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