Telling Stories A Short Path to Writing Better Software Requirements (Paperback)
|Author: Ben Rinzler|
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|Foregoing the usual technical jargon, this guide is written in plain English to show how to write a requirements document that captures the requirements of all stakeholders while still clearly communicating that information to the designers and builders of a system. Youll review the common methods of gathering requirements for the planning stages, such as identifying the important elements of the system, the goals of the stakeholders, nonfunctional requirements, etc. The book includes helpful descriptions of the various ways of using language and pictures to tell a compelling story and offers specific suggestions to help make data flow diagrams clear and readable. Plus, youll discover best practices for assembling all the components into a finished document, writing the Executive Summary, adding any other parts that may be required by the project, and maintaining requirements during and after development.|
From the Publisher:
From System Designers to Top Management, Everyone loves a good story
Once upon a time, it was well understood that stories teach better than plain facts. Why then are most software requirements documents a baffling hodge-podge of diagrams, data dictionaries, and bullet points, held together by little more than a name and a staple? Telling Stories teaches you to combine proven standards of requirements analysis with the most ancient and effective tool for sharing information, the narrative. Telling Stories simplifies and refines the classic methods of Structured Analysis, providing organization, design, and old-fashioned writing advice. Whether you?re just getting started or an experienced requirements writer, Telling Stories can help you turn dull, detailed material into an engaging, logical, and readable story, a story that can make the difference for your project and your career.