Requirements in Engineering Projects

  • João M. Fernandes
  • Ricardo J. Machado

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 1-13
  3. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 15-44
  4. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 45-64
  5. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 65-83
  6. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 85-117
  7. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 119-136
  8. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 137-167
  9. João M. Fernandes, Ricardo J. Machado
    Pages 169-206
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-225

About this book


This book focuses on various topics related to engineering and management of requirements, in particular elicitation, negotiation, prioritisation, and documentation (whether with natural languages or with graphical models). The book provides methods and techniques that help to characterise, in a systematic manner, the requirements of the intended engineering system. 

It was written with the goal of being adopted as the main text for courses on requirements engineering, or as a strong reference to the topics of requirements in courses with a broader scope. It can also be used in vocational courses, for professionals interested in the software and information systems domain.


Readers who have finished this book will be able to:

- establish and plan a requirements engineering process within the development of

complex engineering systems;

- define and identify the types of relevant requirements in engineering projects;

- choose and apply the most appropriate techniques to elicit the requirements of a

given system;

- conduct and manage negotiation and prioritisation processes for the requirements

of a given engineering system;

- document the requirements of the system under development, either in natural

language or with graphical and formal models.


Each chapter includes a set of exercises.


Engineering Requirements Documentation Requirements Elicitation Requirements Engineering Requirements Negotiation

Authors and affiliations

  • João M. Fernandes
    • 1
  • Ricardo J. Machado
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Deparatamento de Sistemas de InformaçãoUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18596-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18597-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0772
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0780
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