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Software Requirements

  • January 1990
  • By John W. Brackett (Boston University)
  • This 1990 report discusses the definition of software requirements and the products generated in that definition.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-90-CM-019}
  • Abstract

    This curriculum module is concerned with the definition of software requirements—the software engineering process of determining what is to be produced—and the products generated in that definition. The process involves all of the following: (1) requirements identification (2) requirements analysis (3) requirements representation (4) requirements communication (5) development of acceptance criteria and procedures. The outcome of requirements definition is a precursor of software design. 

    This module supersedes SEI-CM-1.

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SEI

Brackett, John. Software Requirements (CMU/SEI-90-CM-019). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11079

IEEE

Brackett. John, "Software Requirements," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Curriculum Module CMU/SEI-90-CM-019, 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11079

APA

Brackett, John. (1990). Software Requirements (CMU/SEI-90-CM-019). Retrieved January 30, 2015, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11079

CHI

John Brackett. Software Requirements (CMU/SEI-90-CM-019). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1990. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11079

MLA

Brackett, John. 1990. Software Requirements (Technical Report CMU/SEI-90-CM-019). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11079