Chapter 2. Managing Requirements

2.1 Chapter Objectives

After reading and thinking about the concepts and case studies presented in this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

• Understand the activities that are essential to managing software requirements

• Identify key issues and decisions involving the management of requirements in the chapter case studies

• Use the chapter concepts to suggest feasible solutions to the problems faced by the case study stakeholders

• Recognize the importance of managing software requirements

2.2 Context

The ability of a software project team to deliver products or services that satisfy the user’s needs and expectations depends first on the degree to which the requirements express the actual needs ...

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