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Requirements-Related Books and Articles

One of the features of Dr. Young's book, Effective Requirements Practices (Addison-Wesley, 2001), is that it provides a comprehensive bibliography of the best sources concerning requirements engineering. More than 230 references are provided, plus web sites and e-mail addresses for many industry experts. In addition, a list of approximately a dozen selected references is provided concerning each of the main topics in the "Key References and Suggested Readings" section at the end of each chapter together with a short summary of the information provided by each reference. These are the references that are considered the best of the requirements engineering literature for that topic. The reader can review the short summary to determine whether to research it further. Other references will be added to the list periodically.

To view the selected references for each chapter, please click on the related link below. Lists are provided in MS Word format and can be opened or downloaded from this site.

1. General Requirements Engineering Literature

2. Commit to the Approach

3. Establish and Utilize a Joint Team Responsible for the Requirements

4. Define the REAL Customer Needs

5. Use and Continually Improve a Requirements Process

6. Iterate the Systems Requirements and Architecture Repeatedly

7. Use a Mechanism to Maintain Project Communication

8. Select Familiar Methods and Maintain a Set of Work Products

9. Perform Requirements Verification and Validation

10. Provide an Effective Mechanism to Accomodate Requirements Changes

11. Perform the Development Effort Using Known, Familiar Proven Industry, Organizational, and Project Best Practices

12. How to Proceed

13. Bibliography

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