Mastering the Requirements Process

Getting Requirements Right


Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132942844

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 5176

“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases “Thinking above the line” to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development

Managing Projects in a World of People, Strategy and Change


Author: Darren Dalcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429831595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 2406

Project management is at a crossroads: There is a pressing need to rethink the approaches used in initiating, managing and governing projects, programmes and change initiatives. The aim of this book is to progress the dialogue around project practice by shifting the focus from instrumental methods and prescriptive techniques towards a context-sensitive consideration of people, strategy and change. Projects are initiated to deliver agreed outputs that can be translated into meaningful outcomes capable of satisfying the wishes and expectations for improvement and development. Yet, people, strategy and change, which are largely ignored by the conventional bodies of knowledge, are clearly central to the sustainable and enduring success of projects, efforts and initiatives. The volume brings together some of the best writing by leading authorities on key topics including trust, ethics, people, psychology, requirements, project performance, audits, uncertainty, anti-fragility, strategic initiatives, governance, change management and commercial management. The collection offers an invaluable new resource for informed managers looking to engage with the latest thinking and research.

Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy

Proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, September 8–11, 2014


Author: J. Cha,S.-Y. Chou,J. Stjepandić

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614994404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

View: 4665

The theory of concurrent engineering is based on the concept that the different phases of a product lifecycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the product creation process. Concurrent engineering is important in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer goods and environmental engineering, as well as in the development of new services and service support. This book presents the proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in September 2014. It is the first volume of a new book series: 'Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering'. The title of the CE2014 conference is: 'Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy', which reflects the variety of processes and methods which influence modern product creation. After an initial first section presenting the keynote papers, the remainder of the book is divided into 11 further sections with peer-reviewed papers: product lifecycle management (PLM); knowledge-based engineering (KBE); cloud approaches; 3-D printing applications; design methods; educational methods and achievements; simulation of complex systems; systems engineering; services as innovation and science; sustainability; and recent research on open innovation in concurrent engineering. The book will be of interest to CE researchers, practitioners from industry and public bodies, and educators alike.

Data Warehouse Requirements Engineering

A Decision Based Approach


Author: Naveen Prakash,Deepika Prakash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811070199

Category: Computers

Page: 173

View: 594

As the first to focus on the issue of Data Warehouse Requirements Engineering, this book introduces a model-driven requirements process used to identify requirements granules and incrementally develop data warehouse fragments. In addition, it presents an approach to the pair-wise integration of requirements granules for consolidating multiple data warehouse fragments. The process is systematic and does away with the fuzziness associated with existing techniques. Thus, consolidation is treated as a requirements engineering issue. The notion of a decision occupies a central position in the decision-based approach. On one hand, information relevant to a decision must be elicited from stakeholders; modeled; and transformed into multi-dimensional form. On the other, decisions themselves are to be obtained from decision applications. For the former, the authors introduce a suite of information elicitation techniques specific to data warehousing. This information is subsequently converted into multi-dimensional form. For the latter, not only are decisions obtained from decision applications for managing operational businesses, but also from applications for formulating business policies and for defining rules for enforcing policies, respectively. In this context, the book presents a broad range of models, tools and techniques. For readers from academia, the book identifies the scientific/technological problems it addresses and provides cogent arguments for the proposed solutions; for readers from industry, it presents an approach for ensuring that the product meets its requirements while ensuring low lead times in delivery.

Mastering the Requirements Process


Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional


Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 3393

Relevant for any software analyst or designer, Mastering the Requirements Process provides a useful guide to defining more complete software requirements that lead to better software overall. It's also filled with innovative advice. The heart of this book is the authors' Volere Requirements Process Model, a guide to gathering your requisites. Throughout this book, the authors use this process to explicate a single case study - a system for a municipality that will optimize the de-icing of roadways during snowy weather. Along the way, the book provides a guide to identifying & refining requirements, both functional & nonfunctional (such as performance & ease of use). There are many excellent ideas in the book, including the notion of fitness for your requirements, which can be later used to track whether the software is successful. The book also wisely separates technology from requirements so that analysts can concentrate on understanding and modeling business problems instead of moving right away to the nuts & bolts of implementation. Even if you don't adopt the Volere model in toto, you can benefit from the concepts of "trawling" (a metaphor for the requirements-gathering process), quality gateways (in which tentative requirements are evaluated for inclusion in a project), and the wise use of patterns to help simplify the process.

Requirements-led project management

discovering David's Slingshot


Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321180629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 8656

In their previous book, Mastering the Requirements Process, the Robertsons defined Volere - their widely adopted requirements process. In this second book, they look at the outputs from the requirements process and demonstrate how you can take advantage of the all-important links between requirements and project success.

Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013


Author: David Elfassy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118842464

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 7037

The bestselling guide to Exchange Server, fully updated forthe newest version Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is touted as a solution forlowering the total cost of ownership, whether deployed on-premisesor in the cloud. Like the earlier editions, this comprehensiveguide covers every aspect of installing, configuring, and managingthis multifaceted collaboration system. It offers Windows systemsadministrators and consultants a complete tutorial and reference,ideal for anyone installing Exchange Server for the first time orthose migrating from an earlier Exchange Server version. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a messaging system thatallows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from avariety of devices and any location, making it ideal for theenterprise With more than 21,000 copies of earlier editions sold, thiscomprehensive guide offers systems administrators and consultantsboth a tutorial and a reference guide for installing and managingExchange Server 2013 A team of Microsoft Certified Masters walks you step by stepthrough planning and design, installation, administration andmanagement, maintenance, and more Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is the completereference for planning, installing, and maintaining the mostpopular e-mail server product available.

Interaction Design

Beyond Human-Computer Interaction


Author: Helen Sharp,Yvonne Rogers,Jenny Preece

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 5281

The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a fantastic new 2nd Edition! New to this edition: Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples Now in full colour A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable students to collaborate on experiments, compete in design competitions, collaborate on designs, find resources and communicate with others A new practical and process-oriented approach showing not just what principals ought to apply, but crucially how they can be applied "The best basis around for user-centered interaction design, both as a primer for students as an introduction to the field, and as a resource for research practitioners to fall back on. It should be labelled 'start here'." —Pieter Jan Stappers, ID-StudioLab, Delft University of Technology

Exam Prep

Telecommunicator I & II


Author: Ben A. Hirst

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763728564

Category: Medical

Page: 135

View: 5139

Book is disigned to thoroughly prepare you for a Telecommunicator I & II certification, promotion, or training examination.

Mastering Cisco Routers


Author: Chris Brenton,Bob Abuhoff,Andrew Hamilton,Gary C. Kessler

Publisher: Sybex Inc


Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 9783

"Mastering Cisco Routers" takes a practical approach to what users need to know to use Cisco routers in the real world. Written by an internetworking expert, this book illustrates the business case for switching and routing, then shows how hubs, bridges, and Layer 2 switches fit into a network.