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Description of the Technique

The idea behind perspective-based reading is that various customers of a product (here: requirements) should read the document from a particular point of view. For perspective-based reading we use the different roles within the software development process as a model. The roles represent the different points of views. We chose the roles tester, designer and user.
To support the reader throughout the reading process we have developed operational descriptions (called scenarios) for each role. A scenario consists of a set of questions and activities that tells the reader what he should do and how to read the document.
While answering the different questions and carrying out the activities the reader should write down all the defects he finds within the product.
Using the classification scheme introduced in chapter 2, perspective-based reading is a technique that is

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