Tag Archives: Requirements Engineering

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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Making use of IEEE 830 for Requirements Engineering

IEEE 830 provides eight quite abstract characteristics for good requirements, like correctness, completeness, traceablity etc. Continue reading

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Every method works well on the scenarios its author publishes

An excerpt from John D. Cook’s Blog. Although this is actually about methods in Statistics and Simulation, it strongly reminded me to methods in Software Engineering … Continue reading

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Are your Requirements complete?

Completeness is one big issue in requirements engineering. Here’s how this can be approached by systematic analysis. To me this is already a basic application of modeling and its benefits. Continue reading

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Reader Acceptance of Models

Modeling trade-off: new language to learn, but easy to use the power of graphical notation. Continue reading

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Sooo big? Sorry, I’m not impressed.

As a computer scientist, my business is the structure (complexity) of things. So I don’t care too much about size … Continue reading

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