Chapter 6. Requirements

In this chapter we discuss requirements[1]. Some may question whether a developer-focused process should include requirements at all, since many developers are not responsible for defining them. We have chosen to include a discussion on this topic because some requirements artifacts have a significant impact on the development effort. In particular, we discuss the specification of Use Cases, which then drive the rest of the development process.

A key concern of any software development project is not only building the system right, but also building the right system, where the “right system” is one that meets the requirements as specified by the end users and other key stakeholders[2]. Implementing a requirements management ...

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