Structured analysis and system specification

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Prentice-Hall, 1979 - Computers - 352 pages
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Part 1: Basic concepts. The meaning of structured analysis. Conduct of the analysis phase. The tools of structured analysis. Part 2: Functional decomposition. Data flow diagrams. Data flow diagram conventions. Guidelines for drawing data flow diagrams. Leveled data flow diagrams. A case study in structured analysis. Evaluation and refinement of data flow diagrams. Data flow diagrams for system specification. Part 3: Data dictionary. The analysis phase data dictionary. Definitions in the data dictionary. Part 4. Process specification. Logical data structures. Data dictionary implementation. Description of primitives. Structured English. Alternatives for process specification. Part 5: System modeling. Use of system models. Building a logical model of a futuresystem. Physical models. Packaging the structured specification. Part 6: Structured analysis for a future system. Looking ahead to the later project phases. Maintaining the structured specification. Transition into the design phase. Acceptance testing. Heuristics for estimating. Glossary.

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Contents

The Meaning of Structured Analysis
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The analysis phase Data Dictionary
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Conduct of the analysis phase
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DeMarco draws on his experience both as participant and manager of large systems development projects.

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