Abstract: Advanced as well as tutorial discussions of state-transition diagrams for modeling real-time systems, essential models, and more. Includes case studies.
Keywords: book review, software, consulting, data-flow, dataflow diagrams, data dictionary, entity-relationship diagrams, state-transition diagrams, essential model, environmental model, behavioral model, interviewing, data-gathering, knowledge-acquisition, electronic data processing, structured techniques, system analysis.
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Title: Modern Structured Analysis
Author: Edward Yourdon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date Published: October 1988
ISBN: 0135986249
LOCN: QA76.9.S84Y685 1989
Dewey: 004.2/1 19
Pages: 672
Bibliography: 226
Figures: 237
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Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Nature of Systems

Chapter 3: Players in the Systems Game

Chapter 4: Tools of Structured Analysis

Chapter 5: The Project Life Cycle

Chapter 6: Major Issues in Systems Analysis Development

Chapter 7: Changes in Systems Analysis

Part II: Modeling Tools

Chapter 8: Characteristics of Modeling Tools

Chapter 9: Dataflow Diagrams

Chapter 10: The Data Dictionary

Chapter 11: Process Specifications

Chapter 12: Entity-Relationship Diagrams

Chapter 13: State-Transition Diagrams

Chapter 14: Balancing the Models

Chapter 15: Additional Modeling Tools

Chapter 16: Modeling Tools for Project Management

Part III: The Analysis Process

Chapter 17: The Essential Model

Chapter 18: The Environmental Model

Chapter 19: Building a Preliminary Behavioral Model

Chapter 20: Finishing the Behavioral Model

Chapter 21: The User Implementation Model

Part IV: Follow-On Issues

Chapter 22: Moving into Design

Chapter 23: Programming and Testing

Chapter 24: Maintaining the Specification

Chapter 25: The Future of Structured Analysis


Appendix A: Automated Tools

Appendix B: Estimating Guidelines

Appendix C: Cost-Benefit Calculations

Appendix D: Walkthroughs and Inspections

Appendix E: Interviewing and Data-Gathering Techniques

Appendix F: The Yourdon Press Case Study

Appendix G: Case Study: The Elevator System


Author:        Yourdon, Edward.
Title:         Modern structured analysis / Edward Yourdon.
Published:     Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Yourdon Press, c1989.
Description:   x, 672 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:        Yourdon Press computing series
LC Call No.:   QA76.9.S84Y685 1989
Dewey No.:     004.2/1 19
ISBN:          0135986249
Notes:         Includes bibliographies and index.
Subjects:      Electronic data processing -- Structured
               System analysis.
Control No.:   88012153 


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