Abstract: Design methodology which uses hierarchy charts and data flow diagrams, taking into account such factors as coupling and cohesion.
Keywords: book review, software, structured system design techniques, hierarchy charts, data flow, coupling, cohesion, electronic data processing.
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Title: The Practical Guide to Structured Systems Design, Second Edition
Author: Meilir Page-Jones
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date Published: June 1988
ISBN: 0136907695
LOCN: QA76.9.S88P33 1988
Dewey: 004.2/1 19
Pages: 368
Bibliography: 59
Figures: 130
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Notes to Second Edition


Section I: Introduction

Chapter 1: The Ideas Behind Structures Design

Chapter 2: The Basics of Design

Section II: The Tools of Structured Design

Chapter 3: The Structure Chart

Chapter 4: Module Specification Methods

Section III: The Qualities of a Good Design

Chapter 5: Coupling

Chapter 6: Cohesion

Chapter 7: Additional Design Guidelines

Section IV: Analysis

Chapter 8: The Structured Specification

Chapter 9: Configuring the System

Section V: Design Strategies

Chapter 10: Deriving the Structure Charts for the System

Section VI: Beyond Design

Chapter 11: Constructing the System

Chapter 12: Optimization

Section VII: Management

Chapter 13: Management Aspects of Structured Design

Appendix A: The Structured Design Owner's Manual

Appendix B: Walkthroughs

Appendix C: Structure Chart Symbols

Appendix D: Design Activities

Appendix E: A Case Study in Structured Design

Appendix F: Automated Tools


Author:        Page-Jones, Meilir.
Title:         The practical guide to structured systems design
                  / Meilir Page-Jones.
Edition:       2nd ed.
Published:     Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1988.
Description:   xxi, 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:        Yourdon Press computing series
LC Call No.:   QA76.9.S88P33 1988
Dewey No.:     004.2/1 19
ISBN:          0136907695
Notes:         Bibliography: p. 360-362.
               Includes index.
Subjects:      System design.
               Electronic data processing -- Structured
Control No.:   87034000 


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