Chapter 6 Requirements

Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.

Albert Einstein

As we discussed in Chapter 4, the first and probably most important step in any systems engineering development project is the identification, collection, analysis, and allocation of requirements. Much research has surrounded knowledge extraction, data mining, Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) tools, and other methods of arriving at a complete list of requirements for any given system. Yet, despite years of effort on the part of large organizations in both commercial and government sectors, we still seem to have a great deal of difficulty capturing those requirements in any form of automated system. Perhaps this is due, at least ...

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