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Software Requirements

by Joy Beatty, Karl Wiegers

Pearson Education | August 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 1.5 in

Published: August 15, 2013

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735679665

ISBN - 13: 9780735679665

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Software Requirements

Software Requirements

by Joy Beatty, Karl Wiegers

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 672 pages, 8.9 × 7.3 × 1.5 in

Published: August 15, 2013

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0735679665

ISBN - 13: 9780735679665

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Software requirements: What, why, and who Chapter 1: The essential software requirement Chapter 2: Requirements from the customer's perspective Chapter 3: Good practices for requirements engineering Chapter 4: The business analyst Requirements development Chapter 5: Establishing the business requirements Chapter 6: Finding the voice of the user Chapter 7: Requirements elicitation Chapter 8: Understanding user requirements Chapter 9: Playing by the rules Chapter 10: Documenting the requiremen
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.