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Requirements Engineering: Processes and Techniques

Requirements Engineering: Processes and Techniques
Author: Gerald Kotonya - Ian Sommerville
ISBN 13: 9780471972082
ISBN 10: 471972088
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 1998-09-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 294
List Price: N/A

Requirements Engineering Processes and Techniques Why this book was written The value of introducing requirements engineering to trainee software engineers is to equip them for the real world of software and systems development. What is involved in Requirements Engineering? As a discipline, newly emerging from software engineering, there are a range of views on where requirements engineering starts and finishes and what it should encompass. This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of the requirements engineering process to date - from initial requirements elicitation through to requirements validation. How and Which methods and techniques should you use? As there is no one catch-all technique applicable to all types of system, requirements engineers need to know about a range of different techniques. Tried and tested techniques such as data-flow and object-oriented models are covered as well as some promising new ones. They are all based on real systems descriptions to demonstrate the applicability of the approach. Who should read it? Principally written for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying computer science, software engineering or systems engineering, this text will also be helpful for those in industry new to requirements engineering. Accompanying Website: http: //www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/resources/re Visit our Website: http://www.wiley.com/college/wws


Introduces requirements engineering to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, software engineering, and systems engineering. Part I is process-oriented and describes different activities in the requirements engineering process. Part II focuses on requirements engineering techniques, covering the use of structured methods, viewpoint-oriented approaches, and specification of non- functional requirements and of interactive systems. A final chapter presents a case study illustrating a viewpoint-oriented approach. Includes chapter key points and exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.