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24 Cards in this Set

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Activity diagram
a type of workflow diagram that describes the user activities and their sequential flow
Closed-Ended Questions
questions that have a simple, definitive answer
Functional requirement
a system requirement that describes an activity or process the system must perform
Group support system
a computer system that enables multiple people to participate with comments at the same time, each on the user’s own computer
Joint application design(JAD)
a technique to define requirements or design a system in a single session by having all necessary people participate
Logical model
any model that shows what the system is required to do without committing to any one technology
an example of a final product that is for viewing only, not executable
Nonfunctional requirements
characteristics of the system other than activities it must perform or support, such as technology, performance, usability, reliability, and security
Open-ended questions
questions that require discussion and do not necessarily have a simple, short answer
Performance requirements
system requirement that’s describes an operational characteristic related to workload measures, such as throughput and response time
Physical model
any model that shows how the system will actually be implemented
a preliminary working model of a larger system
Reliability requirement
system requirement that describes the dependability of a system, such as service outages, incorrect processing, and error detection and recovery
Security requirement
system requirement that describes user access to certain functions and the conditions under which access is granted
all the people who have an interest in the success of a new system
Structured walkthrough
a review of the findings from your investigation and of the models built based on those findings
a rectangular area on an activity diagram representing the activities done by a single agent
Synchronization bar
-a symbol in an activity diagram to control the splitting or uniting of sequential paths
System requirements
specifications that define the functions to be provided by a system
Technical requirement
a system requirement that describes an operational characteristic related to an organization’s environment, hardware, and software
a single occurrence of a piece of work or an activity done in an organization
Usability requirement
system requirement that describes an operational characteristic related to users, such as the user interface, work procedures, online help, and documentation
a sequence of steps to process a business transaction
Zachman framework
a comprehensive approach for documenting an entire organization’s information systems architecture