Question 1


  1. Compare and contrast the following characteristic pairs of a well-written requirements specification:

???????????????????????????????????????? i.?????????????????????? unambiguous ??? understandable

???????????????????????????????????? ii.?????????????????????? complete ??? concise

?????????????????????????????????? iii.?????????????????????? correct ??? modifiable

Question 2

  1. Provide three words or phrases that explain why “good meetings” are important during the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)???
  2. Name three techniques that can be used to improve meetings.

Question 3

  1. Provide a good example of a well-written functional requirement.
  2. Provide a good example of a well-written non-functional requirement.
  3. How do they differ in kind (not the specific requirements you used as examples)?

Question 4

  1. What is the definition of a standard in the context of the SDLC?
  2. Provide four different uses for standards in the SDLC.
  3. Name and describe a specific standard that is useful when writing a system requirements specification.

Question 5

  1. Answer the three questions below given the following scenario: You have invited three vendors to submit their analyses of the requirements of a major system your company intends to have built. The vendors are given access to potential users of the system, the systems to be replaced, and all available, relevant documentation. The three vendors have submitted their requirement specifications to you.
    1. What process (including your criteria) would you use to determine which vendor best understood your requirements?
    2. Would you permit an internal development group to submit a competitive set of specifications? If so, under what ground rules??? If not, why not?
    3. Assuming you would permit an internal group to submit a competitive set of specifications, would you inform the other bidders first??? Why or why not?