TitleSpecifying Software Behavior for Requirements and Design
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJr., J. Kirby
JournalJournal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics

It would be useful to write one description of software behavior to serve both requirements and design. Having one description could reduce effort by eliminating the work of developing two descriptions and of keeping them consistent and relevant throughout development, evolution, and sustainment. It would also eliminate the inconsistency inherent in having two descriptions, a fertile source of error. A question paramount to software engineers is, Could one description of
behavior for a real system serve both requirements and design? This paper answers that question by describing one such description of the software behavior of a real system.

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