Tag Archives: analysis

Valuable Stories in the INVEST Model

Of all the attributes of the INVEST model, "Valuable" is the easiest one to, well, value. Who is against value? We'll look at these key aspects: What is value? The importance of external impact Value for whom? What is Value? … Continue reading

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Negotiable Stories in the INVEST Model

In the INVEST model for user stories, N is for Negotiable (and Negotiated). Negotiable hints at several important things about stories: The importance of collaboration Evolutionary design Response to change Collaboration Why do firms exist? Why isn't everything done by … Continue reading

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Review – Structured Systems Analysis: Tools and Techniques

Structured Systems Analysis: Tools and Techniques. Chris Gane and Trish Sarson. Prentice Hall, 1979. This is one of the classic books on systems analysis: data flow diagrams, data dictionary, and so on appear. It does a decent job explaining these … Continue reading

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Review – Exploring Requirements

Exploring Requirements: Quality Before Design, Donald C. Gause and Gerald M. Weinberg. 1989, Dorset House.This book is an exploration not just of gathering requirements, including the challenges of ambiguity. The authors describe how to clarify expectations by using functions, attributes, constraints, … Continue reading

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Review – Requirements by Collaboration

Requirements by Collaboration, Ellen Gottesdiener. ISBN 0-201-78606-0. Addison-Wesley, 2002.Workshops are an effective place to capture requirements – getting the right people in the room, working together well, they can reach important agreements about what is needed. This book focuses mostly … Continue reading

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Analysis Objective: Z39.50 Search System

A standard-based search system. Continue reading

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Analysis Objective: Object Analysis for the Envision Publication Database

The object model for the Envision database of scientific literature. Continue reading

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Analysis Objective: Training System

A first-cut analysis and high-level design of a computer-based instruction system. Continue reading

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