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Modeling with SoaML: Service identification

The power of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is in its ability to enable business agility through business process integration and reuse. SoaML (Service-Oriented Architecture Modeling Language) is an Object Management Group (OMG) standard that is intended to help realize the potential of SOA.

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Using UML or IDEF for Business Modeling

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a modeling language standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG) used to manage requirements in software development projects. IDEF, the acronym for Integration DEFinition, refers to a family of modeling languages in the field of systems and software engineering.

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Linking Requirement and Acceptance Tests

Acceptance tests and requirements are linked. You can’t have one without the other. The tests clarify and amplify the requirements. A test that fails shows that the system does not properly implement a requirement. A test that passes is a specification of how the system works.

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Value-Based Software Engineering

Value-based software engineering (VBSE) is an approach that take into account the fact that software has a major influence on most systems’ cost, schedule, and value. Software decisions are inextricably intertwined with system-level decisions. In this article, Barry Boehm discusses the basic principles of value-based software engineering and explains why value-neutral methods are insufficient as […]

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Formal Requirements Modeling Languages: RML Revisited

Requirements Modeling Language (RML) offers a notation for requirements modeling which combines object-orientation and organization, with an assertional sublanguage used to specify constraints and deductive rules. RML provides both an object-centered modeling framework and an ontology for requirements modeling.

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Customer Input For a Successful Product

Studies in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Centered Design (UCD) and User Experience Design (UED) have found that accurate and frequent customer input is essential for a successful software product. Knowing who your customers are, what their environment is like, and what their needs are gives you the information required to plan and design a […]

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