Nonfunctional Requirements in Systems Analysis and Design

  • Kevin MacG.¬†Adams

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Systems Design and Non-functional Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kevin MacG Adams
      Pages 15-43
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      Pages 45-72
  3. Sustainment Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Kevin MacG Adams
      Pages 75-92
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      Pages 93-101
  4. Design Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kevin MacG Adams
      Pages 131-153
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      Pages 155-166
  5. Adaptation Concerns

  6. Viability Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Kevin MacG Adams
      Pages 221-250
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Kevin MacG Adams
      Pages 253-258
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


This book will help readers gain a solid understanding of non-functional requirements inherent in systems design endeavors. It contains essential information for those who design, use, and maintain complex engineered systems, including experienced designers, teachers of design, system stakeholders, and practicing engineers.

Coverage approaches non-functional requirements in a novel way by presenting a framework of four systems concerns into which the 27 major non-functional requirements fall: sustainment, design, adaptation, and viability. Within this model, the text proceeds to define each non-functional requirement, to specify how each is treated as an element of the system design process, and to develop an associated metric for their evaluation.

Systems are designed to meet specific functional needs. Because non-functional requirements are not directly related to tasks that satisfy these proposed needs, designers and stakeholders often fail to recognize the importance of such attributes as availability, survivability, and robustness. This book gives readers the tools and knowledge they need to both recognize the importance of these non-functional requirements and incorporate them in the design process.


Design Principles Ilities Non-functional Requirements Systems Design complex engineered systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin MacG.¬†Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology and Computer ScienceUniversity of Maryland University CollegeAdelphiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18343-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18344-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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