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

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Introduction

A few years back your author attended a dress rehearsal of the Houston Grand Opera's production of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. I was part of an audience of maybe five people in Houston's great opera theater, the Wortham, and it was as though the entire production were being put on for me personally. It was wonderfully impressive.

During one of the more spectacular scene changes, where it takes about thirty minutes for our hero to arrive on stage in a boat pulled by swans (figuratively speaking, at least—the swans weren't real), I started thinking about what I was seeing. In addition to the dozen or so leads, there were seventy-five choristers. The orchestra in the pit had over one hundred players. There had to be close to fifty technicians ...

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