Visual Models for Software Requirements

Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for your business. The authors—experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements—walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects. Build your fluency with core concepts—and gain essential, scenario-based context and implementation advice—as you progress through each chapter.

  • Transcend the limitations of text-based requirements data using visual models that more rigorously identify, capture, and validate requirements
  • Get real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine them for best project outcomes
  • Practice the book’s concepts as you work through chapters
  • Change your focus from writing a good requirement to ensuring a complete system

Table of Contents
Part I: An Introduction to Models
Chapter 1  Introduction to RML
Chapter 2. Model Categorization

Part II: Objectives Models
Chapter 3. Business Objectives Model
Chapter 4. Objective Chain
Chapter 5. Key Performance Indicator Model
Chapter 6. Feature Tree
Chapter 7. Requirements Mapping Matrix

Part III: People Models
Chapter 8. Org Chart
Chapter 9. Process Flow
Chapter 10. Use Case
Chapter 11. Roles and Permissions Matrix

Part IV: Systems Models
Chapter 12. Ecosystem Map
Chapter 13. System Flow
Chapter 14. User Interface Flow
Chapter 15. Display-Action-Response
Chapter 16. Decision Table
Chapter 17. Decision Tree
Chapter 18  System Interface Table

Part V: Data Models
Chapter 19. Business Data Diagram
Chapter 20. Data Flow Diagram
Chapter 21. Data Dictionary
Chapter 22. State Table
Chapter 23. State Diagram
Chapter 24. Report Table

Part VI: Models in the Big Picture
Chapter 25. Selecting Models for a Project
Chapter 26. Using Models Together

Book Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735667721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735667723
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