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Software Engineering: A Methodical Approach by Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 4

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The Requirements Specification

This chapter introduces the second major deliverable in a software engineering project — the requirements specification. It provides an overview of the deliverable, and prepares you for details that will be covered in the next four chapters. The chapter proceeds under the following subheadings:

  • Introduction
  • Contents of the Requirements Specification
  • Documenting the Requirements
  • Requirements Validation
  • How to Proceed
  • Presenting the Requirements Specification
  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

4.1 Introduction

The software requirements specification (RS) is the second major deliverable in a software engineering ...

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