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Visualizing Requirements

In Chapter 4, we discussed the importance of identifying requirements. In particular, we discussed use cases and how they can be used to gather and communicate requirements.

Once you have identified a requirement, you need to validate the requirement with the customer. If you find a problem with a requirement definition before implementation, it will save a lot of time and money over finding it later in the development process.

Customers’ eyes may glaze over if the requirement is not communicated in a way they can understand. Words are great, but sometimes diagrams are a more effective way to communicate requirements. ...

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