Requirements Models in Context

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Requirements Models in Context
The field of requirements engineering emerges out of tradition of research and engineering practice that stresses rtance of generalizations and abstractions. abstraction is essential to design it also has its e. By abstracting away from the context of an investigation, the designer too easily lapses into modeling only those things that are easy to model. The subtleties, special cases, interpretations and concrete features of the context of use are smoothed over in the rush to capture the essence of the requirements. Often, however, what is left out is essential to understanding stakeholders' needs. In contrast, approaches that stress context at the expense of ion may lead to floundering or to short-term customer satisfaction at the expense of long-term fragility of the system. What is needed is a synthesis of these two approaches: a synthesis that recognizes the complementary f abstraction and context in requirements engineering and that does not relegate either one to a backgrou...
Colin Potts
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where RE
Authors Colin Potts
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