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Software Requirement Patterns (Best Practices) 2 editions

Cover of: Software Requirement Patterns (Best Practices) by Stephen Withall
About the Book

Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements. This practical reference details a set of more than 30 requirement "patterns", each of which describes an approach to creating effective requirements specifications. Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements with this practical reference. It details 30 requirement "patterns" offering realistic examples for situation-specific guidance for building effective software requirements. Each pattern explains what a requirement needs to convey, offers potential questions to ask, points out potential pitfalls, suggests extra requirements, and other advice. This book also provides guidance on how to write other kinds of information that belong in a requirements specification, such as assumptions, a glossary, and document history and references, and how to structure a requirements specification. A disturbing proportion of computer systems are judged to be inadequate; many are not even delivered; more are late or over budget. Studies consistently show one of the single biggest causes is poorly defined requirements: not properly defining what a system is for and what it's supposed to do. Even a modest contribution to improving requirements offers the prospect of saving businesses part of a large sum of wasted investment. This guide emphasizes this important requirement need—determining what a software system needs to do before spending time on development. Expertly written, this book details solutions that have worked in the past, with guidance for modifying patterns to fit individual needs—giving developers the valuable advice they need for building effective software requirements

2 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: Software Requirement Patterns (Best Practices)
June 13, 2007, Microsoft Press
Software Requirement Patterns (Best Practices)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Software Requirement Patterns
2007, Microsoft Press
Software Requirement Patterns
Electronic resource in English

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