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Telling stories : a short path to writing better software requirements

Author: Ben Rinzler
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rinzler, Ben, 1962-
Telling stories.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2009
(DLC) 2008054926
(OCoLC)244764251
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Rinzler
ISBN: 9780470549193 047054919X 9780470549209 0470549203
OCLC Number: 428437461
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 146 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Telling stories --
The language of your story --
Drawing pictures --
Explaining processes and finding requirements --
Finding and structuring the content --
Creating the body of your document --
And finally, the beginning --
Reviewing, reusing, and maintenance --
Appendix: Software requirements document template.
Responsibility: Ben Rinzler.

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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 organizatio.

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