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Thursday, August 18, 2011

What is Requirement Analysis for Web Applications?

Requirement analysis for web applications consists of formulation, requirement gathering and analysis modeling.
- In formulation, goals and objectives and categories of users for web application are identified.
- In requirement gathering, communication between web engineering team and stakeholders deepens.
- In analysis modeling, content and functional requirements are listed and interaction scenarios are developed.

It is a good idea to build a user hierarchy. It provides you with a snapshot of user population and a cross check to help ensure that the needs of every user have been addressed. End-user categories interacting with web application are identified. As the number of user categories increases, developing a user hierarchy is advised. User categories provides an indication of functionality provided by WebApp and indicate need of use cases to be developed for each end-user in hierarchy.

For each user category, use cases are developed which is described in user hierarchy. A use case is relatively informal i.e. a narrative paragraph that describes a specific interaction between user and web application. As the size of web application grows and analysis modeling becomes more rigorous, the preliminary use cases presented would have to be expanded to conform.

Use cases are organized into functional packages and each package is assessed to ensure that it is comprehensible, cohesive, loosely coupled and hierarchically shallow. The new use cases will be added to packages that have been defined, existing use cases will be refined and specific use cases might be reallocated to different packages.

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