Introducing Requirements Acquisition and Analysis through a very Incompletely Specified Problem

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After succeeding in programming courses, many students in computer science and related areas have developed expectations, habits and practices that make the need for analysis of complex problems-through modeling, requirements and specification-difficult to grasp. Exposing students to a highly incomplete problem description early in a software engineering course promotes internalization of this often critical process. We suggest that analogous challenges may be important across many disciplines and at all levels of education.

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