I will be presenting a webinar on requirements concepts Wednesday, January 17th at 11 am CST. With the help of my requirements conceptual model, I will attempt to break through much of the confusion that plagues requirements terminology. You can register to receive an e-mail reminder of the webinar here.
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I must say that I like your conceptual model for requirements terminology. Unfortunately I missed the posting at the time. At work I recently faced the same problem: a lot of confusion about terminology. I also wrote up a formal model for the terminology which you can find here. Good luck with the webinar, unfortunately I won't be able to make it due to timezones.