Chapter 9. The Requirements Discipline

This chapter describes important concepts that are necessary to capture and manage the requirements of your system effectively and to design a user interface focused on the needs and goals of the users, as well as other important stakeholders. A brief overview of the requirements discipline in the Rational Unified Process is included.


The goals of the requirements discipline are as follows:

  • To establish and maintain agreement with the customers and other stakeholders on what the system should do—and why!

  • To provide system developers with a better understanding of the system requirements

  • To define the boundaries of (delimit) the system

  • To provide a basis for planning the technical contents of iterations ...

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