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Software Requirements by Karl E Wiegers and Joy Beatty

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Chapter 17. Validating the requirements

Barry, a test lead, was the moderator for an inspection meeting whose participants were carefully examining a software requirements specification for problems. The meeting included representatives from two user classes, a developer named Jeremy, and Trish, the business analyst who wrote the SRS. One requirement stated, “The system shall provide unattended terminal timeout security of workstations accessing the training system.” Jeremy presented his interpretation of this requirement to the rest of the group. “This requirement says the system will automatically log off the current user of any workstation logged into the training system if there hasn’t been any activity within a certain period of time.”

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