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Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for your business. The authors—experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements—walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts—and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice—as you progress through each chapter.

  • Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements
  • Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes
  • Practice the book’s concepts as you work through chapters
  • Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system

About the Author

Joy Beatty is a vice president of research and development who develops and delivers training on requirements best practices, visual models, and methodology. She has also led numerous client projects as a requirements architect.

Anthony Chen is a requirements architect who has developed a requirements training program used internationally, and helped pioneer key requirements-modeling concepts.

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroductionPart I: An Introduction to ModelsChapter 1: Introduction to RMLChapter 2: Model CategorizationPart II: Objectives ModelsChapter 3: Business Objectives ModelChapter 4: Objective ChainChapter 5: Key Performance Indicator ModelChapter 6: Feature TreeChapter 7: Requirements Mapping MatrixPart III: People ModelsChapter 8: Org ChartChapter 9: Process FlowChapter 10: Use CaseChapter 11: Roles and Permissions MatrixPart IV: Systems ModelsChapter 12: Ecosystem MapChapter 13: System FlowChapter 14: User Interface FlowChapter 15: Display-Action-ResponseChapter 16: Decision TableChapter 17: Decision TreeChapter 18: System Interface TablePart V: Data ModelsChapter 19: Business Data DiagramChapter 20: Data Flow DiagramChapter 21: Data DictionaryChapter 22: State TableChapter 23: State DiagramChapter 24: Report TablePart VI: Models in the Big PictureChapter 25: Selecting Models for a ProjectChapter 26: Using Models TogetherQuick Lookup Models GridsGeneral Guidelines for ModelsExercise AnswersGlossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735667723
Author:
Beatty, Joy And Anthony Chen .
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Beatty, Joy
Author:
Chen, Anthony
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
requirements gathering;requirements modeling;requirements visualization;software requirements;visual models for software
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Developer Best Practices
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 in

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