Requirements Engineering: Principles and Practice

Authored by: Jeremy Dick

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044859

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Abstract

This entry defines and describes the discipline of requirements engineering. Effective requirements practices are vital to the success of software development projects. At the outset, requirements help the customer and supplier agree on what is to be achieved; during development, they define precisely what is to be built; and during acceptance, they describe how the product is to be tested. Aspects of the discipline covered in the entry include how requirements are expressed, modeled, analyzed, validated, and traced.

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