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Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture by David C. Hay

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Glossary

Term

Definition

Chapter

accepted environment

[cybernetics] in Stafford Beer's viable system, the part of the environment that Systems One already address.

5

action

[activity modeling] “an executable atomic computation that results in a change in the state of the model or the return of a value” [Rumbaugh et al., 1999, p. 122]. (See elementary business function.)

4

action assertion

[business rules] (See constraint.)

8

action diagram

[activity modeling] the presentation of structured natural language or pseudo-code in graphic form.

4

action-enabler rule

[business rules] a kind of business rule: a statement that tests a condition, and upon finding it true, initiates another business rule, a message, or an activity.

8

activities column (Architecture Framework ...

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