Requirements engineering and business analysis

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Dr. Lengyel László
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

The most important part of software development is requirements engineering. It has the most influence on the product. This is why it is so important to write down the customers’ needs as precisely and clearly as possible into a requirements document. This document later serves as a base for the contract between the customer and the developers, and so does it follow the whole process of software development through code development and testing until the validation of the completed product.

The effectiveness of the requirement process is crucial in the making of a complete and precise requirements document. The effectiveness can be increased by addressing the steps and details of requirements engineering, making the requirements easily organisable and accurately traceable, as well as by continuous documenting.

To increase effectiveness of the requirements engineering process it is important to learn the steps, the techniques associated to them, their role in the process of software engineering, as well as the nature and different types of requirements.

The first part of the task is to analyse the structure of requirements, the process of requirements engineering, and its place and role in the software development process. The second part is designing and implementing a software based on the previous information, that supports the storage, trace, and to keep requirements understandable for anyone involved.


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