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Model-Based Requirements Engineering

Model-Based Requirements Engineering

by Jon Holt, Simon A. Perry, Mike Brownsword

This book provides a hands-on introduction to model-based requirements engineering and management by describing a set of views that form the basis for the approach. These views take into account each individual requirement in terms of its description, but then also provide each requirement with meaning by putting it into the correct 'context'. A requirement that has been put into a context is known as a 'use case' and may be based upon either stakeholders or levels of hierarchy in a system. Each use case must then be analysed and validated by defining a combination of scenarios and formal mathematical and logic-based proofs that provide the rigour required for safety-critical and mission-critical systems.

The book also looks at the crucial question of modelling notations for requirements modelling and includes discussions on the use and application of SysML, text and tabular formats.

Pragmatic issues, such as tailoring the approach for short, non-critical projects to massive, mission-critical projects is discussed to show how the techniques introduced in the book can be applied on real-life projects and systems. The use of multiple tools will also be discussed, along with examples of how an effective process can lead to realisation by any tool.

About the Author

Prof Jon Holt is Global Head of Systems Engineering for Atego. He is a Fellow of both the IET and the BCS and is recognised as a thought leader in the world of systems modelling. He is the author of several books and is an international award-winning public speaker. Jon is also a Professor of Systems Engineering at Cranfield University.

Simon Perry is a Principal Consultant with Atego. He has over 25 years experience working as a systems and software engineer in a wide range of business areas. He is a Member of the IET and the BCS, a public speaker and the author of several books.

Dr Mike Brownsword is a Consultant Engineer with Atego. He has over 10 years experience working in a range of industries. He is a Member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.

Item Subjects:
Computing and Networks

Publication Year: 2011

Pages: 360

ISBN-13: 978-1-84919-487-7

Format: PBK

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