Tag Archives: Requirements Engineering

Artefacts in Technical and Social Contexts

A Computational Artefact in a human context is not just an embedded system from a machine context with a cuter interface. Continue reading

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Artefacts of logic Intention

What are the advantages of stating the intention of a software in a language over expressing it as cases? “Understanding”? Continue reading

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Computational Artefacts and Software Requirements

What if the intention of a technical artefact is not at all physical, but solely logical? Continue reading

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Technical Artefacts and Software Requirements

The epistemic concept of “Technical Artefact” may prove useful for studying requirements engineering. It brings together the notions of the world as physical objects with the world of intentionally acting agents. Continue reading

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The Killer Application of Software Modelling

From my experience as a business analyst (BA) I would say: checking or transforming models is interesting and important, but the real killer application of a model in software development is (simply) talking about it. Continue reading

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Unambiguous Requirements Models

We’ll see that the concept of ambiguity of (requirements in software engineering) models comprises structural as well as material aspects, on all model levels (top to bottom). Continue reading

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Software Requirements Analysis: From the Art of Tidying Up to the Art of Abstraction

Requirements analysis is more than just tidying up, it’s about understanding the complexity of structures. An explanation inspired by the art of Ursus Wehrli: Continue reading

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Henry Ford and Business Analysts

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford –
Isn’t this a nice litte example to show what Business Analysts are good for? Continue reading

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Word Problems they don’t teach you in School

You are in school or university, and wanna know how real life biz looks like? Here’s a little impression by the means of word problems: say you have a little business that offers solving word problems … Continue reading

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Complexity Aware Modelling I

Wow – I discovered that beyond the actual technology there is something called business logic, and – most surprising – it was not trivial! (on Complexity Aware Modelling) Continue reading

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