“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases “Thinking above the line” to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development
Proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, September 8–11, 2014
Author: J. Cha
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The theory of concurrent engineering is based on the concept that the different phases of a product lifecycle should be conducted concurrently and initiated as early as possible within the product creation process. Concurrent engineering is important in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer goods and environmental engineering, as well as in the development of new services and service support. This book presents the proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in September 2014. It is the first volume of a new book series: 'Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering'. The title of the CE2014 conference is: 'Moving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy', which reflects the variety of processes and methods which influence modern product creation. After an initial first section presenting the keynote papers, the remainder of the book is divided into 11 further sections with peer-reviewed papers: product lifecycle management (PLM); knowledge-based engineering (KBE); cloud approaches; 3-D printing applications; design methods; educational methods and achievements; simulation of complex systems; systems engineering; services as innovation and science; sustainability; and recent research on open innovation in concurrent engineering. The book will be of interest to CE researchers, practitioners from industry and public bodies, and educators alike.
Organizations continue to experience project issues associated with poor performance on requirements-related activities. This guide will give you the tools you need to excel in requirements development and management — components of the larger field of business analysis and a critical competence for project, program and portfolio management. Requirements Management: A Practice Guide is a bridge between A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which speaks to requirements development and management from a high-level perspective, and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, which describes requirements development and management at a detailed and practical level. This practice guide is the middle ground, offering project managers, program managers, teams members and stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the requirements process
Reference Architecture for the Selection of a Learning Management System
Author: Sven-Michael Wundenberg
Category: Business & Economics
Sven-Michael Wundenberg discusses the development of a reference architecture for the Learning Management System’s (LMS) selection-process aimed at the system’s implementation in a polytechnic-knowledge-transfer organization. The focus lies on the requirement engineering (RE) process’s quintessence based on research about standard RE-procedures and -approaches combined with LMS-basic knowledge and LMS-best-practice experiences. The resulting reference-architecture, particularly its frameworks and questionnaires, are tested prototypically in the real-life instance of a polytechnic school, the Technikerschule Augsburg (TA), and delivers outstanding results.
Now in its third edition, this classic guide to software requirements engineering has been fully updated with new topics, examples, and guidance. Two leaders in the requirements community have teamed up to deliver a contemporary set of practices covering the full range of requirements development and management activities on software projects. Describes practical, effective, field-tested techniques for managing the requirements engineering process from end to end. Provides examples demonstrating how requirements "good practices" can lead to fewer change requests, higher customer satisfaction, and lower development costs. Fully updated with contemporary examples and many new practices and techniques. Describes how to apply effective requirements practices to agile projects and numerous other special project situations. Targeted to business analysts, developers, project managers, and other software project stakeholders who have a general understanding of the software development process. Shares the insights gleaned from the authors’ extensive experience delivering hundreds of software-requirements training courses, presentations, and webinars. New chapters are included on specifying data requirements, writing high-quality functional requirements, and requirements reuse. Considerable depth has been added on business requirements, elicitation techniques, and nonfunctional requirements. In addition, new chapters recommend effective requirements practices for various special project situations, including enhancement and replacement, packaged solutions, outsourced, business process automation, analytics and reporting, and embedded and other real-time systems projects.
Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass the CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam and become an expert PC technician. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide: Practical Application, Third Edition is completely up to date with the latest CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Covers all CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam topics, including: CPUs and RAM Motherboards Power supplies Hard drives Windows command line Windows maintenance, troubleshooting, and security Input/output ports Video and multimedia Portable computing Printers Local Area Networking Wireless technologies Internet Computer security The CD-ROM features: Practice exam for 220-702 300+ chapter review questions New video introduction to CompTIA A+ One-hour video training segment Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities Searchable e-book Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
A thorough revision of the classic tutorial of scientific and engineering mathematics For more than fifteen years, Mastering Technical Mathematics has been the definitive self-teaching guide for those wishing to boost their career by learning the principles of mathematics as they apply to science and engineering. Featuring the same user-friendly pedagogy, practical examples, and detailed illustrations that have made this resource a favorite of the scientific and technical communities, the new third edition delivers four entirely new chapters and expanded treatment of cutting-edge topics.
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Master scheduling is an essential planning tool that helps manufacturers synchronize their production cycle with actual market demand. The third edition of this easy-to-follow handbook helps you understand the basic and more advanced concepts of master scheduling, from implementation to capacity planning to final assembly techniques. Packed with handy checklists and examples, Master Scheduling, Third Edition delivers guidelines and techniques for a world-class master schedule.
Answers your question "What can I do with a major in psychology?" It isn't always obvious what your college major can offer to the workplace. Great Jobs for Psychology Majors helps you explore the possibilities your major creates and provides: Guidance on how to present a psychology major as a workplace asset during an interview A primer on how to conduct a job search Ways to use your major in the real world