- In modeling: The minimum and maximum number of ↑objects in a relationship.
- In mathematics: The number of elements in a set.
In ↑UML , the term multiplicity is used for cardinality.
The CPRE Glossary covers the core terms of Requirements Engineering. The definitions of the terms are generally given in English and have not been translated. This avoids any vagueness or room for interpretation that may result from translations. In addition, the terms of the CPRE Glossary are harmonized with the terminology of the ISTQB.
The online glossary corresponds to the version available for download and is the central reference for the CPRE Foundation Level and the CPRE Advanced Level. For the Advanced Level RE@Agile, a supplementary glossary that defines the terms for Requirements Engineering in the agile environment is available for download.
The Change control board should not be confused with a change advisory board, which is a committee that evaluates change requests for a ↑system in operation and typically has no decision power.
A controlled way to effect or deny a requested change of a ↑work product.
A representation of a set of ↑objects of the same kind by describing the structure of the objects, the ways they can be manipulated and how they behave.
A diagrammatic representation of a ↑class model.
A model consisting of a set of ↑classes and relationships between them.
The parts of a ↑product line that are shared by all its members.
The degree to which a set of ↑requirements is free of contradicting statements.
The context boundary separates the relevant part of the environment of a system to be developed from the irrelevant part, i.e., the part that does not influence the system to be developed and, thus, does not have to be considered during Requirements Engineering.
The order in which a set of actions is executed.
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• Chinese (Mandarin)
• Portuguese (Brazil)