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Requirements Engineering Fundamentals by Chris Rupp, Klaus Pohl

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Chapter 3. Eliciting Requirements

A core activity of requirements engineering is the elicitation of requirements for the system to be developed. The basis for requirements elicitation is the knowledge that has been gained during requirements engineering about the system context of the system to be developed, which comprises the requirements sources that are to be analyzed and queried.

Requirements Sources

[Three types of requirements sources] There are three different kinds of requirements sources:

  • Stakeholders (see Requirements Engineering – What Is It?) are people or organizations that (directly or indirectly) influence the requirements of a system. Examples of stakeholders are users of the system, operators of the system, developers, architects, ...

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