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What is REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING

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REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING2 CONTENTS 1. What is requirement engineering 2. Goal of requirement engineering 3. Requirement engineering process 4. Requirement engineering activities 5. What is requirement elicitation 6. Requirement elicitation process 7. Requirement elicitation techniques 8. Requirements specification 9. Requirement analysis 10. Requirement management 11. Requirement validationWHAT IS REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING “ The process to gather the software requirements from client, analyze and document them is known as requirement engineering. ” 34 “ The goal of requirement engineering is to develop GOAL OF and maintain sophisticated REQUIREMENT and descriptive „System ENGINEERING Requirements Specification‟ document. ”5 REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING PROCESS It is a four step process, which includes – ▫Feasibility Study ▫Requirement Gathering ▫Software Requirement Specification ▫Software Requirement Validation1. Feasibility study “ It explores technical aspects of the project and product such as usability, maintainability, productivity and integration ability. The output of this phase should be a feasibility study report that should contain adequate comments and recommendations for management about whether or not the project should be undertaken. 62. Requirement Gathering If the feasibility report is positive towards undertaking the project, next phase starts with gathering requirements from the user. Analysts and engineers communicate with the client and endusers to know their ideas on what the software should provide and which features they want the software to include. 7“ 3. Software Requirement Specification SRS should come up with following features:  User Requirements are expressed in natural language.  Technical requirements are expressed in structured language, which is used inside the organization.  Design description should be written in Pseudo code.  Format of Forms and GUI screen prints.  Conditional and mathematical notations for DFDs etc. 84. Software Requirement Validation Requirements can be checked against following conditions – If they can be practically implemented If they are valid and as per functionality and domain of software If there are any ambiguities If they are complete If they can be demonstrated 910 REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES  Requirements elicitation  Requirements specification  Requirements analysis  Requirements management  Requirement validationWHAT IS REQUIREMENT ELICITATON “ Requirements Elicitation is the process to find out the requirements for an intended software system by communicating with client, end users, system users and others who have a stake in the software system development. 1112 REQUIREMENT ELICITATON PROCESS13 Requirements gathering Organizing Requirements The developers discuss with The developers prioritize and the client and end users and arrange the requirements in order know their expectations from of importance, urgency and the software. convenience.14 Negotiation discussion Documentation If requirements are ambiguous All formal informal, or there are some conflicts in functional and nonfunctional requirements of various requirements are documented stakeholders, if they are, it is and made available for next then negotiated and discussed phase processing. with stakeholders. Requirements may then be prioritized and reasonably compromised.REQUIREMENT ELICITATION TECHNIQUES There are various ways to discover requirements: 1. Interviews Interviews are strong medium to collect requirements. Types of interviews such as:  Structured (closed) interviews  Nonstructured (open) interviews  Oral interviews  Written interviews  Onetoone interviews  Group interviews 1516 Organization may conduct surveys among various 2. Surveys stakeholders by querying about their expectation and requirements from the upcoming system. document with predefined set of objective questions and respective options is handed over to 3. Questionnaires all stakeholders to answer, which are collected and compiled. Every software falls into some domain category. The expert people in the domain can be a great 4. Domain Analysis help to analyze general and specific requirements.17 Team of engineers and developers may analyze the 5. Task analysis operation for which the new system is required. An informal debate is held among various 6. Brainstorming stakeholders and all their inputs are recorded for further requirements analysis. Prototyping is building user interface without adding 7. Prototyping detail functionality for user to interpret the features of intended software product. Team of experts visit the client‟s organization or workplace. They observe the actual working of the 8. Observation existing installed systems.REQUIREMENT SPECIFICATION A complete Software Requirement Specifications must be:  Clear  Correct  Consistent  Coherent  Comprehensible  Modifiable  Verifiable  Prioritized  Unambiguous  Traceable 1819 REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS checking requirements and resolving stakeholder conflicts20 REQUIREMENT MANAGEMENT managing changes to the requirements as the system is developed and put into useREQUIREMENTS VALIDATION checking that the documented requirements and models are consistent and meet stakeholder needs. 21Any queries You can find us at queriesthesisscientist.com 22
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