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Exactly How Are Requirements Written?
January/February 2012 (vol. 29 no. 1)
pp. 26-27
Neil Maiden, City University London
Few studies of actual requirements practices exist compared to the number of studies on how people program. Thus, we know relatively little about how people actually do requirements work. By considering a simple user story, we can begin to inform our understanding of the cognitive processes that good requirements work requires.

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Index Terms:
requirements, software engineering, cognitive process, analysis, analyst
Citation:
Neil Maiden, "Exactly How Are Requirements Written?," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 26-27, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.6
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