Tag Archives: Requirements Modeling

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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Categories of semantic Models by Stachowiak

Categorisation by example of semantic models, i.e. models as we use them in software engineering etc, according to Herbert Stachowiak. Continue reading

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Stachowiak on semantic Requirements Modelling

Excerpt of Herbert Stachowiak’s “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” (General Model Theory). Although this is on empirical-scientific models, it provides a foundation of semantic requirements modelling. Continue reading

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Splitting the Requirements Atom

Atomicity is considered an important property of requirements. However, if we take a deeper look, we see the concept of atomicity lacks in rigour. Is e.g. the atomicity concept of Logic suitable here? Continue reading

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Modeling & Abstraction at the very heart of Business Requirements Analysis

From industrial practice we know a BA definitely adds a lot of value to an IT project. So, now we try to conceptualise this in contrast to the Biz Engineer’s and IT Architect’s role. As we’ll see, a BA’s special benefit is mainly based on abstraction (and thus modeling). 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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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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The Future of Software Development

We lack tools or languages to express and reason about these distributed, extended, fragmented systems. This can be achieved by modeling. Continue reading

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