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New Release from Microsoft Press--Visual Models for Software Requirements

July 12, 2012

Microsoft Press

Visual Models for Software Requirements

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Sebastopol, CA—"There is a gap in the resources about requirements models available to practitioners," say authors Joy Beatty (@joybeatty) and Anthony Chen (@seilevel). "Over the years, we have noticed that many of our customers only create long lists of text requirements. And even as more modeling languages are available, they still aren't being adopted in the community."

In fact, those teams that do create models for their solutions usually only have one or two standby models that they always use, like Process Flows or Use Cases. We wanted to create a single resource practitioners could go to in order to learn how to create and use models on their projects."

In Visual Models for Software Requirements (Microsoft Press, $39.99 USD), Beatty and Chen, experts in eliciting and visualizing requirement, walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts—and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice—as you progress through each chapter.

  • Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements
  • Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes
  • Practice the book's concepts as you work through chapters
  • Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system

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About the Authors

Joy Beatty is a vice president of research and development who develops and delivers training on requirements best practices, visual models, and methodology. She has also led numerous client projects as a requirements architect.

Anthony Chen is a requirements architect who has developed a requirements training program used internationally, and helped pioneer key requirements-modeling concepts.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145356338.do

Visual Models for Software Requirements Visual Models for Software Requirements
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Joy Beatty, Anthony Chen
Print ISBN: 9780735667723  
Pages: 480 (est.)
Print Price: $39.99  

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