More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice

More About Software Requirements: Thorny Issues and Practical Advice
Published:December 20, 2005Language:English
Author:Karl E. WiegersTechnology:Programming
Length:224 PagesISBN 13:9780735622678

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About The BookYour up-to-date, practical guide to the real-world software requirements engineering process

No matter how much instruction you’ve had on managing software requirements, there’s no substitute for experience. Too often, lessons about requirements engineering processes lack the no-nonsense guidance that supports real-world solutions. Complementing the best practices presented in his book, Software Requirements, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers tackles even more of the real issues head-on in this book.

With straightforward, professional advice and practical solutions based on actual project experiences, this book answers many of the tough questions raised by industry professionals. From strategies for estimating and working with customers to the nuts and bolts of documenting requirements, this essential companion gives developers, analysts, and managers the cosmic truths that apply to virtually every software development project.

Discover how to:

  • Make the business case for investing in better requirements practices

  • Generate estimates using three specific techniques

  • Conduct inquiries to elicit meaningful business and user requirements

  • Clearly document project scope

  • Implement use cases, scenarios, and user stories effectively

  • Improve inspections and peer reviews

  • Write requirements that avoid ambiguity
  • About Karl E. WiegersKarl 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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