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Visual Models for Software Requirements: Now Available on Amazon

Joy Beatty and Anthony Chen are co-authoring a book for Microsoft Press, and Visual Models for Software Requirements is now available for advance ordering on Amazon.

This book will help business analysts, business analyst teams, and IT product managers apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for business. The authors walk the reader through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been used on hundreds of real-world, large-scale projects, providing real-world guidance on best ways to use visual models—how and when, and ways to combine visual models for the best project outcomes.

To read more about the book, or to place an advance order, please see the Amazon listing here:
http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Models-Software-Requirements-Handbook/dp/0735667721/

5 Responses to Visual Models for Software Requirements: Now Available on Amazon

  1. Jeffrey Davidson March 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. Tony and Joy have forgotten more about requirements than most BAs will ever know and their Requirements Modeling Language (RML) is a great way to view tools for every BA tool belt.

  2. Bill Meacham March 28, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    What specific models are included?

  3. Joy Beatty March 30, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Great question Bill, I just posted an outline of the models!
    http://seiblog.wpengine.com/2012/03/preview-of-the-outline-for-visual-models-for-software-requirements.html

  4. edward perez March 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    joy, where in the book do you talk/describe what each diagram is best used for and at what level of discussion is it useful?

    For example, based on your referenced post, one could add a short description like i added [my guess]
    Objectives Models
    + Business Objectives – use when discussing w/ business
    + Objective Chains –
    + KPIs – to discuss benefits desired
    + Requirements Mapping Models – to map goals to features to reqs
    + Feature Trees – to organize features into related branches

    The reason I ask is that often time, when presented with a long list of diagrams, models, techniques, etc. [or methods in functions in software], it’s hard to tell what’s most useful, when to use what, and with whom to use them.

    It’s akin to being given a list of night clubs and bands w/out know the club’s location/hours and the bands’ musical genre.

    thanks in advance.
    edward

  5. edward perez March 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    [leasson learned – dont use less than and greater than to bracket stuff.

    + Objective Chains – What are these??

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