Mastering the Requirements Process

Mastering the Requirements Process
Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN: 0132942844
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering the Requirements Process Book Excerpt:

“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases “Thinking above the line” to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development

Mastering the Requirements Process

Mastering the Requirements Process
Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering the Requirements Process Book Excerpt:

"If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded." —Capers Jones It is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60 percent of errors in software products, and yet the majority of software development organizations do not have a formal requirements process. Many organizations appear willing to spend huge amounts on fixing and altering poorly specified software, but seem unwilling to invest a much smaller amount to get the requirements right in the first place. Mastering the Requirements Process, Second Edition , sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements with an eye toward today's agile development environments. In this total update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs while doing the minimum requirements work according to the project's level of agility. Features include The Volere requirements process—completely specified, and revised for compatibility with agile environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications New agility ratings that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Iterative requirements gathering leading to faster delivery to the client Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, nonfunctional requirements, and more Details on gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases An expanded project sociology section for help with identifying and communicating with stakeholders Strategies for exploiting use cases to determine the best product to build Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns Examples showing how the techniques and templates are applied in real-world situations

Project Management ToolBox

Project Management ToolBox
Author: Russ J. Martinelli,Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1118973208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management ToolBox Book Excerpt:

Boost your performance with improved project management tactics Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. With updated content that reflects key advances in the project management field, including planning, implementation, control, cost, and scheduling, this revised text offers added material that covers relevant topics, such as agility, change management, governance, reporting, and risk management. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn. Effective project management can support a company in increasing market share, improving the quality of products, and enhancing customer service. With so many aspects of project management changing as the business world continues to evolve, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest topics in this field. Explore emerging topics within the world of project management, keeping up to date on the latest, most relevant subject areas Leverage templates, exercises, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance your project management skills Discuss tips, reporting, implementation, documentation, and other essentials of the project management field Consider how project management fits into various industries, including technology, construction, healthcare, and product development Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition is an essential resource for experienced project managers and project management students alike.

Conceptual Modeling Foundations and Applications

Conceptual Modeling  Foundations and Applications
Author: Alex T. Borgida,Vinay Chaudhri,Paolo Giorgini,Eric Yu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2009-07-06
ISBN: 3642024637
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Modeling Foundations and Applications Book Excerpt:

This Festschrift volume, published in honor of John Mylopoulos on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Toronto, contains 25 high-quality papers, written by leading scientists in the field of conceptual modeling. The volume has been divided into six sections. The first section focuses on the foundations of conceptual modeling and contains material on ontologies and knowledge representation. The four sections on software and requirements engineering, information systems, information integration, and web and services, represent the chief current application domains of conceptual modeling. Finally, the section on implementations concentrates on projects that build tools to support conceptual modeling. With its in-depth coverage of diverse topics, this book could be a useful companion to a course on conceptual modeling.

Advances in Intelligent Information Systems

Advances in Intelligent Information Systems
Author: Zbigniew W Ras,Li-Shiang Tsay
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN: 3642051820
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Intelligent Information Systems Book Excerpt:

Intelligent Information Systems (IIS) can be defined as the next generation of Information Systems (IS) developed as a result of integration of AI and database (DB) technologies. IIS embody knowledge that allows them to exhibit intelligent behavior, allows them to cooperate with users and other systems in problem solving, discovery, retrieval, and manipulation of data and knowledge. For any IIS to serve its purpose, the information must be available when it is needed. This means that the computing systems used to store data and process the information, and the security controls used to protect it must be functioning correctly. This book covers some of the above topics and it is divided into four sections: Classification, Approximation and Data Security, Knowledge Management, and Application of IIS to medical and music domains.

Software Requirement Patterns

Software Requirement Patterns
Author: Stephen Withall
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-06-13
ISBN: 0735646066
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Requirement Patterns Book Excerpt:

Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements with this practical reference. It details 30 requirement “patterns” offering realistic examples for situation-specific guidance for building effective software requirements. Each pattern explains what a requirement needs to convey, offers potential questions to ask, points out potential pitfalls, suggests extra requirements, and other advice. This book also provides guidance on how to write other kinds of information that belong in a requirements specification, such as assumptions, a glossary, and document history and references, and how to structure a requirements specification. A disturbing proportion of computer systems are judged to be inadequate; many are not even delivered; more are late or over budget. Studies consistently show one of the single biggest causes is poorly defined requirements: not properly defining what a system is for and what it’s supposed to do. Even a modest contribution to improving requirements offers the prospect of saving businesses part of a large sum of wasted investment. This guide emphasizes this important requirement need—determining what a software system needs to do before spending time on development. Expertly written, this book details solutions that have worked in the past, with guidance for modifying patterns to fit individual needs—giving developers the valuable advice they need for building effective software requirements

Hacker s Guide to Project Management

Hacker s Guide to Project Management
Author: Andrew Johnston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004-02-18
ISBN: 1136400257
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacker s Guide to Project Management Book Excerpt:

Managing a software development project is a complex process. There are lots of deliverables to produce, standards and procedures to observe, plans and budgets to meet, and different people to manage. Project management doesn't just start and end with designing and building the system. Once you've specified, designed and built (or bought) the system it still needs to be properly tested, documented and settled into the live environment. This can seem like a maze to the inexperienced project manager, or even to the experienced project manager unused to a particular environment. A Hacker's Guide to Project Management acts as a guide through this maze. It's aimed specifically at those managing a project or leading a team for the first time, but it will also help more experienced managers who are either new to software development, or dealing with a new part of the software life-cycle. This book: describes the process of software development, how projects can fail and how to avoid those failures outlines the key skills of a good project manager, and provides practical advice on how to gain and deploy those skills takes the reader step-by-step through the main stages of the project, explaining what must be done, and what must be avoided at each stage suggests what to do if things start to go wrong! The book will also be useful to designers and architects, describing important design techniques, and discussing the important discipline of Software Architecture. This new edition: has been fully revised and updated to reflect current best practices in software development includes a range of different life-cycle models and new design techniques now uses the Unified Modelling Language throughout

Requirements led Project Management

Requirements led Project Management
Author: Suzanne Robertson,James Robertson
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Requirements led Project Management Book Excerpt:

In their previous book, Mastering the Requirements Process, the Robertsons defined Volere - their widely adopted requirements process. In this second book, they look at the outputs from the requirements process and demonstrate how you can take advantage of the all-important links between requirements and project success.

Information Systems Research

Information Systems Research
Author: Bonnie Kaplan,Duane P. Truex,David Wastell,A.Trevor Wood-Harper,Janice DeGross
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2004-06-30
ISBN: 1402080948
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Systems Research Book Excerpt:

Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice comprises the edited proceedings of the WG8.2 conference, "Relevant Theory and Informed Practice: Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research," which was sponsored by IFIP and held in Manchester, England, in July 2004. The conference attracted a record number of high-quality manuscripts, all of which were subjected to a rigorous reviewing process in which four to eight track chairs, associate editors, and reviewers thoughtfully scrutinized papers by the highly regarded as well as the newcomers. No person or idea was considered sacrosanct and no paper made it through this process unscathed. All authors were asked to revise the accepted papers, some more than once; thus, good papers got better. With only 29 percent of the papers accepted, these proceedings are significantly more selective than is typical of many conference proceedings. This volume is organized in 7 sections, with 33 full research papers providing panoramic views and reflections on the Information Systems (IS) discipline followed by papers featuring critical interpretive studies, action research, theoretical perspectives on IS research, and the methods and politics of IS development. Also included are 6 panel descriptions and a new category of "bright idea" position papers, 11 in all, wherein main points are summarized in a pithy and provocative fashion.

Intelligent Database Systems

Intelligent Database Systems
Author: Elisa Bertino,Barbara Catania,Gian Piero Zarri
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Database Systems Book Excerpt:

This tutorial guide to intelligent database systems uses advanced techniques to represent or manipulate knowledge and data. It illustrates ways in which techniques developed in expert (or knowledge-based) systems may be integrated with conventional relational or object-oriented database systems.

Mastering Revit Architecture 2009

Mastering Revit Architecture 2009
Author: Tatjana Dzambazova,Greg Demchak,Eddy Krygiel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN: 047041488X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Revit Architecture 2009 Book Excerpt:

Move beyond the basics of Revit and BIM and redefine your designs with this new edition of Mastering Revit Architecture. With updated coverage of Revit Architecture 2009 features, this comprehensive guide will help you discover best practices and tips that will make your projects smoother and their implementation easier. You’ll learn how applying key Revit and BIM priniciples to your designs will increase your productivity and improve your workflow plus develop a more thorough understanding of topics like design options and features, advanced modeling, and presentation techniques with the clear explanations and practical examples found in this book. For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

Mastering NGINX

Mastering NGINX
Author: Dimitri Aivaliotis
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN: 1785283766
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering NGINX Book Excerpt:

An in-depth guide to configuring NGINX for your everyday server needs About This Book Get tips, tricks, and master insight to help you configure NGINX for any server situation Integrate NGINX into your applications architecture with is, using hands-on guidance and practical code samples that are free to use Troubleshoot configuration problems before and as they arise, for a seamless NGINX server experience Who This Book Is For This book is for system administrators and engineers who want to personalize NGINX, and design a robust configuration module to solve their hosting problems. Some knowledge of NGINX is a plus, but is not a prerequisite. What You Will Learn Compile the right third-party module to meet your needs Write an authentication server to use with the mail proxy module Create your own SSL certificates to encrypt connections Use try_files to solve your file-existence check problems Cache and compress responses to get speedier user interaction Integrate popular PHP frameworks with the FastCGI module Construct useful logging configurations In Detail NGINX is a high-performance HTTP server and mail proxy designed to use very few system resources. But despite its power it is often a challenge to properly configure NGINX to meet your expectations. Mastering Nginx is the solution – an insider's guide that will clarify the murky waters of NGINX's configuration. Tune NGINX for various situations, improve your NGINX experience with some of the more obscure configuration directives, and discover how to design and personalize a configuration to match your needs. To begin with, quickly brush up on installing and setting up the NGINX server on the OS and its integration with third-party modules. From here, move on to explain NGINX's mail proxy module and its authentication, and reverse proxy to solve scaling issues. Then see how to integrate NGINX with your applications to perform tasks. The latter part of the book focuses on working through techniques to solve common web issues and the know-hows using NGINX modules. Finally, we will also explore different configurations that will help you troubleshoot NGINX server and assist with performance tuning. Style and approach This is a mastering guide where you will follow an instructional, conversational approach working through problems and their solutions.

Mastering Splunk

Mastering Splunk
Author: James Miller
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN: 1782173846
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Splunk Book Excerpt:

This book is for those Splunk developers who want to learn advanced strategies to deal with big data from an enterprise architectural perspective. You need to have good working knowledge of Splunk.

Tenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications

Tenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Author: Antonio Cammelli,A. Min Tjoa,Roland R. Wagner
Publsiher: IEEE
Total Pages: 937
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of the September 1999 workshop on defining requirements for future systems in the areas of database and artificial technologies. The 151 contributions discuss innovative applications and new architectures; mobility in databases and distributed systems; similarity search; web-based inform"

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods Verification and Validation Technologies for Mastering Change

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods  Verification and Validation  Technologies for Mastering Change
Author: Tiziana Margaria,Bernhard Steffen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN: 3662452340
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods Verification and Validation Technologies for Mastering Change Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set LNCS 8802 and LNCS 8803 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2014, held in Imperial, Corfu, Greece, in October 2014. The total of 67 full papers was carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. Featuring a track introduction to each section, the papers are organized in topical sections named: evolving critical systems; rigorous engineering of autonomic ensembles; automata learning; formal methods and analysis in software product line engineering; model-based code generators and compilers; engineering virtualized systems; statistical model checking; risk-based testing; medical cyber-physical systems; scientific workflows; evaluation and reproducibility of program analysis; processes and data integration in the networked healthcare; semantic heterogeneity in the formal development of complex systems. In addition, part I contains a tutorial on automata learning in practice; as well as the preliminary manifesto to the LNCS Transactions on the Foundations for Mastering Change with several position papers. Part II contains information on the industrial track and the doctoral symposium and poster session.

Mastering MariaDB

Mastering MariaDB
Author: Federico Razzoli
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 1783981555
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering MariaDB Book Excerpt:

This book is intended for intermediate users who want to learn how to administrate a MariaDB server or a set of servers. It is aimed at MariaDB users, and hence working knowledge of MariaDB is a prerequisite.

Mastering SAS Programming for Data Warehousing

Mastering SAS Programming for Data Warehousing
Author: Monika Wahi
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1789531187
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering SAS Programming for Data Warehousing Book Excerpt:

SAS software has been in existence for a long time and has been implemented in large, data-intensive environments, including data warehouses. This SAS book covers practical programming considerations to make when involving SAS in a data warehouse environment. You’ll be able to develop the skills you need to apply SAS in your working environment.

Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope

Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope
Author: Dietmar Sokowski
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN: 0133887715
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope Book Excerpt:

Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope gives managers powerful insights and tools for addressing the most crucial success factor in any project: completely and accurately defining project objectives and deliverables, and transforming your definitions into effective requirements and an integrated project plan. This book is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Mastering Cloud Computing

Mastering Cloud Computing
Author: Rajkumar Buyya,Christian Vecchiola,S.Thamarai Selvi
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2013-04-05
ISBN: 0124095399
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Cloud Computing Book Excerpt:

Mastering Cloud Computing is designed for undergraduate students learning to develop cloud computing applications. Tomorrow's applications won’t live on a single computer but will be deployed from and reside on a virtual server, accessible anywhere, any time. Tomorrow's application developers need to understand the requirements of building apps for these virtual systems, including concurrent programming, high-performance computing, and data-intensive systems. The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout. Explains how to make design choices and tradeoffs to consider when building applications to run in a virtual cloud environment Real-world case studies include scientific, business, and energy-efficiency considerations

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018
Author: Lance Kirby,Eddy Krygiel,Marcus Kim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2017-07-17
ISBN: 1119386721
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018 Book Excerpt:

Provides guidance for all skill levels to learn how to perform tasks using Autodesk Revit for Architecture.