Guides & Checklists

The Drawbacks of Using Modelling Languages and Rule Set Checklists in Requirement Specification

Writing clear, unambiguous requirements in natural (spoken) language has never been easy. In the context of requirements definition, the inherent imprecisions and ambiguities of natural language can frustrate even the best of writers. Since at least the 1970s – long before the term ‘requirements engineering’ came into general use – engineers have sought ways to overcome the weaknesses of natural language as a medium for requirement specification.

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Requirement Engineering

Pentagon Wars Movie

Quick! Here’s a riddle for you:

What’s a troop transport that can’t carry troops; a reconnaissance vehicle that’s too conspicuous to do reconnaissance; and a quasi-tank that has less armor than a snowblower… but has enough ammo to take out half of D.C.?

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