Chapter 3. Requirement Pattern Concepts

In this chapter:

3.1 Introduction to Requirement Patterns 19

3.2 The Anatomy of a Requirement Pattern 21

3.3 Domains 29

3.4 Requirement Pattern Groups 31

3.5 Relationships Between Requirement Patterns 32

3.1 Introduction to Requirement Patterns

In all but trivial systems you'll have requirements that are similar in nature to one another or that crop up in most systems—and probably lots of them. For example, you might have a number of inquiry functions, each with its own requirement. When specifying a business system, a significant proportion of the requirements fall into a relatively small number of types. It's worthwhile to make an effort to specify all the requirements of one type in a consistent manner. To do ...

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