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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.

Synopsis:

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 best practices can lead to fewer change orders, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs.
  • Fully updated with contemporary use cases, business rules, and commercially available tools.
  • Targeted to business analysts, requirements analysts, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process.
  • Shares the knowledge and lessons gleaned from the authors extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars.

About the Author

Karl Wiegers, PhD, is a principal consultant with a software process consulting and education company. An expert in requirements engineering, process improvement, software quality, and project management, Karl has written several books, including the two previous editions of Software Requirements.

Joy Beatty, a leader in the software requirements community, has trained thousands of business analysts and helped major organizations build business-analysis centers of excellence. She is coauthor of Visual Models for Software Requirements.

Table of Contents

IntroductionAcknowledgmentsSoftware requirements: What, why, and whoChapter 1: The essential software requirementChapter 2: Requirements from the customers perspectiveChapter 3: Good practices for requirements engineeringChapter 4: The business analystRequirements developmentChapter 5: Establishing the business requirementsChapter 6: Finding the voice of the userChapter 7: Requirements elicitationChapter 8: Understanding user requirementsChapter 9: Playing by the rulesChapter 10: Documenting the requirementsChapter 11: Writing excellent requirementsChapter 12: A picture is worth 1024 wordsChapter 13: Specifying data requirementsChapter 14: Beyond functionalityChapter 15: Risk reduction through prototypingChapter 16: First things first: Setting requirement prioritiesChapter 17: Validating the requirementsChapter 18: Requirements reuseChapter 19: Beyond requirements developmentRequirements for specific project classesChapter 20: Agile projectsChapter 21: Enhancement and replacement projectsChapter 22: Packaged solution projectsChapter 23: Outsourced projectsChapter 24: Business process automation projectsChapter 25: Business analytics projectsChapter 26: Embedded and other real-time systems projectsRequirements managementChapter 27: Requirements management practicesChapter 28: Change happensChapter 29: Links in the requirements chainChapter 30: Tools for requirements engineeringImplementing requirements engineeringChapter 31: Improving your requirements processesChapter 32: Software requirements and risk managementEpilogueCurrent requirements practice self-assessmentRequirements troubleshooting guideSample requirements documentsGlossaryAbout the authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735679665
Author:
Wiegers, Karl E.
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Beatty, Joy
Author:
Wiegers, Karl
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Software requirements; requirements engineering; software models; business analyst; requirements analysis; 3rd Edition; 3E; Third; Third Edition
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Project Management
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Systems Analysis and Design
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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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 best practices can lead to fewer change orders, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs.
  • Fully updated with contemporary use cases, business rules, and commercially available tools.
  • Targeted to business analysts, requirements analysts, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process.
  • Shares the knowledge and lessons gleaned from the authors extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars.

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