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Developing Information Systems: Practical guidance for IT professionals by Pete Thompson, Debra Paul, Alan Paul, Lynda Girvan, Julian Cox, Tahir Ahmed, James Cadle

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5      REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING

James Cadle

CONTENTS OF THIS CHAPTER

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • a definition of requirements engineering;
  • the requirements engineering framework;
  • roles in requirements engineering;
  • requirements elicitation;
  • requirements analysis;
  • requirements validation;
  • requirements documentation;
  • requirements management;
  • requirements engineering and Agile development;
  • requirements engineering and off-the-shelf solutions.

REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING DEFINED

The term ‘requirements engineering’ is a relatively new one and has come to prominence in the last 20 years or so. Aspects of what we now call requirements engineering – for example requirements specification – have been a feature of solution development since ...

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