A Requirements Pattern: Succeeding in the Internet Economy

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November 2001



Mastering the first critical step towards successful Internet-based software: requirements.
  • Introduces a proven, start-to-finish requirements pattern for e-commerce.
  • Requirements that lead to flexible applications that can evolve over time.
  • Managing the requirements process: roles and responsibilities.
Today's Internet-based software must be developed at a breakneck pace, and it must deliver unprecedented levels of performance, reliability, and availability. Success begins with absolute clarity about requirements. A Requirements Pattern helps developers and project team members gain that clarity, by presenting a proven pattern for building superior Internet-based software. Leading consultant Patricia Ferdinandi begins by demonstrating why requirements are so crucial in today's development environments, and why a modern requirements approach can make it far easier to build successful Internet software. This book introduces software requirements for functional project elements, non-functional elements, and quality levels. It demonstrates how to use requirements to build software that is flexible and can evolve to meet new business needs; how to ask the right questions; and how to manage the requirements process, specifying the most appropriate role for each participant. Ferdinandi even presents a full chapter of e-commerce "anti-patterns" that have proven to fail in real-world development -- and what to do instead. For all software engineers, systems analysts, quality control personnel, project leaders, and other participants in Internet application development projects. Patricia Ferdinandi is President of Strategic Business Decisions, Inc., a firm specializing in requirements engineering, processes improvement and project management. She has served as requirements engineer, lead facilitator, trainer, and project leader, and spoken widely on requirements at leading conferences worldwide. She has published numerous articles in Software Testing and IEEE's Quality Engineering.


Preface 1. What Is... What Is Requirements Engineering. Internet Requirements. What Is the State of Requirements Today. What Is Technologies Involvement. What Is the Path to Satisfying the Current Needs of the Business. What Is Internet. The Internet Explosion. Collapsed Hierarchy. Business Partnerships. New Lines of Business. Customer Centric. Profit versus Potential Revenue. How Does One Work with and Impact the Other. Understanding Requirements Engineering. The Common Perspective. Terminology - A Common Understanding. What Is Internet. What Is a Requirement. What Is an Internet Requirement. Requirement Set. What Is a Pattern. What Is a Requirements Pattern. What Is an Internet Requirements Pattern. What Is an Anti-Pattern. What Is an Internet Requirements Anti-Pattern. Requirement Specification. Requirement Engineer. Requirement Engineering. Requirements Management. What Is a Requirement Process. Requirement Versus Requirement Specification Versus Requirement Set. Conclusion. 2. Requirement Evolution. The Requirement Evolution. The Manufacturing Process. The Internet Development Process. Requirement Development Process. The Birth of an Idea. Product Concept. The Business Case ... Do You Belong on the Net. The Requirement Process. Requirement Allocation. Avoiding Politics. What a Process. Internet Evolution. Current Requirement Process Scenario. The Correlation between Allocation Level and Perspective. Requirements Evolving through Perspectives. The Requirement Subprocess. Elicitation. Analysis. Specification. Validation. Approval as a Separate Activity. Quality Gate Checkpoints. Managing the Requirements and the Requirement Set. The Subprocess Is a Generic Process. Requirement Reuse. Conclusion. 3. The Requirement Set. Requirement Category. Requirement Community. Requirement Perspective. Requirement Focus. Relationships between Categories. Requirement Organization. A Quality Home. Different Views of the Same House. Different Focuses of the Same Software Solution. Extensions to the Information Systems Architecture. Organization Impact. Conclusion. 4. Internet Requirements Pattern. The Kick off. Changing Business Model. Understanding the Problem or Need. Preparing for Allocation. The Pattern Specifics. Important Communities. Perspective Specifics. Focus Details. Cell Association Checklist. Gap Analysis. Conclusion. 5. Internet Requirements Antipatterns. Gap in Knowledge. Hacker Intervention & Other Security Issues. Quality of Service Impact. Create Read Update Delete List (Crudl). Gap in Participation. The Business Model Tolerance Indicators. Network Engineers Involvement. Gap in Process. Scope Creep. When Designers Take Over (Technology for the Sake of Technology). The Imposed Deadline. Identifying Additional Antipatterns. Conclusion. 6. Requirement Quality. Individual Requirement Quality. Parts of a Requirement. Quality Characteristics. Requirement Specification Quality. Requirement Set Quality. Quality Checkpoints. Unit Test Versus System Test. Walkthroughs. Requirement Measurement. Prototyping the Requirements. Conclusion. 7. Managing the Internet Requirement Set. Requirements Management Configuration Management. Software Engineering Institute - Capability Maturity Model. Level 2: Repeatable. Interpreting the Capability Maturity Model. What Is Configuration Management. Configuration Management for Requirements. Supporting the Configuration Management of Requirements. How to Implement RCM for Internet Type Applications. What to Manage Under Requirements. Preparing for Implementation. The Implementation Process. Conclusion. Reference Material. Additional Information. 8. Requirement Supplier. Product Direction. Detail Suppliers. Requirement User. Project Manager. Data Warehouse Specialist. Database Administrator. Developers. Usability Engineer. Network Planner. Operations Analyst. Technical Architect. Test Analyst Quality Control Analyst. Trainer. Writer, Editors & User Education. Requirement Supporter. Facilitator. Process Manager. Quality Assurance. Group Manager. Anthropology. Requirement Producers. The Power of Meeting Minutes. The Requirement Engineering Roles. The Necessary Skills the Requirement Engineering Organization. The Internet Organization. Conclusion. 9. How Long Will This Take. How to Get Started. Applying the Requirement Pattern to Other Applications Types. Key Points to Remember. Sources for Additional Information. Books. Periodicals. Web Sites. Recap of What the Book Discussed. Conclusion. Appendix A. Internet Requirements Pattern Specification Format. Appendix B. Internet Requirements Pattern (Information Technology Community). Appendix C. Requirements Pattern Work Breakdown Structure. Appendix D. Requirement Pattern Language. Appendix E. Requirement Pattern & Anti-Pattern Usage. Glossary. Bibliography.


Patricia L. Ferdinandi is the President of Strategic Business Decisions, Inc., a company specializing in requirements engineering, process improvement, and project management. During her career, she has been successful in the roles of requirements engineer, trainer, and program manager on numerous projects. An acknowledged requirements expert, she has spoken on the topic at many conferences and has written several articles for Software Testing, Software Development, Quality Engineering, and IEEE. 0201738260AB11162001
EAN: 9780201738261
ISBN: 0201738260
Untertitel: Succeeding in the Internet Economy. 'Addison-Wesley Information Technology Series'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2001
Seitenanzahl: 528 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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