More about Software Requirements Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

ISBN-10: 0735622671
ISBN-13: 9780735622678
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Karl E. Wiegers
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

A must-have for business analysts, product managers, software developers, and project managers, this concise follow-up to the popular Software Requirements, Second Edition, offers practical, proven, real-world techniques for gathering and managing software requirements.

Karl E. Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company based in Portland, Oregon. Previously, he spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company, where he held positions as a photographic research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader. He led process improvement activities for small teams, for a division of 500 software engineers building Kodak's digital imaging products, and for the Kodak Internet development group. As a consultant and trainer, Karl has worked with more than 100 companies in many different industry sectors and government agencies at all levels on requirements engineering, software peer reviews, process improvement, and project management. Karl received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He has served on the Editorial Board for IEEE Software magazine and as a Contributing Editor for Software Development magazine. Karl is the author of numerous books, including a memoir of life lessons titled "Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons." He has written nearly 200 articles on many aspects of software development and management, chemistry, and military history. He is a frequent speaker at software conferences, public seminars, and professional society meetings. Karl's websites include www.processimpact.com, www.karlwiegers.com, and www.pearlsfromsand.com.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
On Essential Requirements Concepts
Requirements Engineering Overview
Cosmic Truths About Software Requirements
On the Management View of Requirements
The Business Value of Better Requirements
How Long Do Requirements Take?
Estimating Based on Requirements
On Customer Interactions
The Myth of the On-Site Customer
An Inquiry, Not an Inquisition
Two Eyes Aren't Enough
On Use Cases
Use Cases and Scenarios and Stories, Oh My!
Actors and Users
When Use Cases Aren't Enough
On Writing Requirements
Bridging Documents
How Much Detail Do You Need?
To Duplicate or Not to Duplicate
Elements of Requirements Style
The Fuzzy Line Between Requirements and Design
On the Requirements Process
Defining Project Scope
The Line in the Sand
The Six Blind Men and the Requirements
On Managing Requirements
Handling Requirements for Multiple Releases
Business Requirements and Business Rules
Measuring Requirements
Exploiting Requirements Management Tools
References
Appendix : About the Author

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