Requirements and Design

Software requirements and design

Requirements are met by creating/reusing solutions: we are addressing a need or deficiency. Although a need/deficiency can also be a capability gap. A gap analysis will identify things we aren’t doing but we probably should be if we want to operate in peak form.

Requirements = What we need to do to make the desired capability a real thing.

Requirements Decomposition = Breaking down higher-level requirements into smaller requirements.

Keep decomposing until your requirements are atomic.

Requirements can also be laid out as user stories.

Software design = devising a plan to satisfy the requirements.


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