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Ch 5: Software Requirements & System Models

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Simplify the process of studying for a test or working on an assignment or project that covers software requirements and system models using this entertaining chapter. Our lessons can quickly boost your knowledge of key concepts, and our short quizzes can assess your comprehension.

Software Requirements & System Models - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of software requirements and systems models. Explore fun lessons to build your knowledge of software prototyping, UML models, class-based data modeling and more. Before, during or after reviewing each lesson, feel free to take the accompanying quiz to check your understanding. Any questions that arise during your studies can be submitted to our experts via the dashboard. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Describe the guiding principles of software requirements modeling
  • Define software prototyping
  • List the elements of requirements engineering
  • Share the definition of scenario-based requirements modeling
  • Provide examples of UML models
  • Exhibit knowledge of data modeling in software engineering
  • Give the definition of class-based data modeling
  • Create a UML case diagram

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Software Requirements & System Models
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Software Requirements Modeling: Guiding Principles

1. Software Requirements Modeling: Guiding Principles

Guiding principles for software modeling help ensure software engineering is a thoughtful process. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the eight important principles that guide the process of software development.

What is Software Prototyping? - Definition, Models & Tools

2. What is Software Prototyping? - Definition, Models & Tools

This lesson introduce you to the world of software prototyping, including its advantages and disadvantages. You will learn the four-step process and two basic models used in software prototyping before testing your knowledge with a quiz.

Requirements Engineering: Overview & Elements

3. Requirements Engineering: Overview & Elements

In this lesson, we'll define Requirements Engineering, collaboration, use cases, the elements of the requirements model, and negotiation and validation. At the end, you should have a good understanding of this important engineering concept.

Scenario-Based Requirements Modeling: Definition & Application

4. Scenario-Based Requirements Modeling: Definition & Application

Scenario-based modeling is defined and explained within the greater context of requirements modeling for software engineering. Use case and activity diagrams are also explained using examples.

UML Models: Design & Examples

5. UML Models: Design & Examples

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is widely used in software engineering, in the requirements modeling phase. The following lesson will help you learn about UML models and their design. We will also explore some examples along the way.

Data Modeling in Software Engineering: Objects, Attributes & Relationships

6. Data Modeling in Software Engineering: Objects, Attributes & Relationships

This lesson will explain data modeling within the context of requirements modeling for software engineering. Data objects, attributes, and relationships will also be explained through a use case example.

Class-Based Data Modeling: Definition & Application

7. Class-Based Data Modeling: Definition & Application

Class-based modeling is reviewed in the context of requirements modeling for software engineering. Components such as identifying analysis classes, specifying attributes, and defining operations are discussed through an example use case.

Practical Application for Software Engineering: UML Case Diagram

8. Practical Application for Software Engineering: UML Case Diagram

UML case diagrams are perfect for documenting the way in which various user types will interact with an application. It integrates and maps workflow processes to IT systems.

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