Saturday, June 18, 2011
A process that determines whether the solution under analysis is achievable, given the
organization's resources and constraints.
Synonym for a data element that contains a specific attribute's value; a single item of
information in a record or row.
The application object to which the user-generated input (usually keyboard and mouse) is
A field or set of fields in a table whose value must match a primary key in another table
when joined with it. Also see primary key and join.
A screen formatted to facilitate data entry and review. Utilizes data entry fields, option
selection tools, and control objects such as buttons and menu items.
Any formally organized group focused on the development, execution, and maintenance
of business processes in support of a defined business function.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN STAGE
That stage of the software development lifecycle that focuses on the development and
validation of designs for architecture, software components, data and interfaces. Often
combined with the system design stage into a single stage for smaller applications.
A definition that specifies the actions that a software component, product, or system must
be able to perform.
Also known as end-user testing. Testing that focuses on the outputs generated in
response to selected inputs and execution conditions.
FUNCTION POINT ANALYSIS
A software measurement process that focuses on the number of inputs, outputs, queries,
tables, and external interfaces used in an application. Used for software estimation andassessment of developer productivity.