TitleRewriting Requirements for Design
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsKirby, Jr, J.
Conference NameIASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA) 2002
Conference LocationCambridge, Massachusetts

Maintaining consistency between requirements and the design developed to satisfy them is both important and difficult. Maintaining consistency is important to satisfying stakeholders' desires, which the requirements express. Much of the difficulty of maintaining consistency stems from having redundant descriptions of requirements decisions -- one in the requirements document and a second in the design document -- typically recorded in widely divergent languages. To ameliorate this problem, we write requirements and design in such a way that requirements decisions and their expression in the requirements document are incorporated directly into the design document, which organizes the decisions and includes additional design decisions.

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