Communicating Via Diagrams
In the previous chapter, we discussed information gathering. Remember, as a software engineer, you do not gather information (or anything for that matter) just for the sake of doing so. Rather, there must be a purpose, and as pointed out earlier, your objective is the preparation of the project’s second major deliverable — the requirements specification. As you will soon see, this deliverable can be quite bulky, particularly if the software system is quite complex and/or large. In software engineering, we do not like unnecessary fluff; we promote comprehensive but succinct coverage.