First Advisor

Prasad, Mike

Second Advisor

Ina, Donald J.

Third Advisor

Birkenheuer, Nancy


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

162 pages


Understanding requirement specifications was an integral part of information systems design and was critical to the success of interactive systems. However, specifying these requirements was not simple to achieve. This research, including a literature review, describes general methods to support requirement specification analysis that can be adapted into a range of situations in accordance with relevant standards. The main techniques discussed were risk management, stage-based lifecycle models and frameworks. Additionally, as part of the methodology and project history, the methods for implementation, process improvements and schedule of the research was examined. A case study with statistical analysis was described to illustrate how these techniques, methods and standards have been applied in practice and the advantages and disadvantages experienced.

Date of Award

Summer 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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