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Software Engineering: A Methodical Approach by Elvis C. Foster

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CHAPTER 6

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Communicating Via Diagrams

In the previous chapter, we discussed information gathering. Remember, as a software engineer, you do not gather information (or anything for that matter) just for the sake of doing so. Rather, there must be a purpose, and as pointed out earlier, your objective is the preparation of the project’s second major deliverable — the requirements specification. As you will soon see, this deliverable can be quite bulky, particularly if the software system is quite complex and/or large. In software engineering, we do not like unnecessary fluff; we promote comprehensive but succinct coverage.

Comprehensive coverage ...

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