Here follows a collection of books and articles that you may find to be of interest in pursuing knowledge and wisdom about systems development methodology. Each is a book that I have had reason to recommend to someone at one time or another.
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Barker, R. CASE Method*Function and Process Modelling, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company:Wokingham, England, 1992.
A compendium of techniques for modeling processes and functions.
De Marco, T. Structured Analysis and System Specification, Prentice-Hall, Inc.:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1979.
The original book on data flow diagrams.
Gane, C., and Sarson, T. Structured Systems Analysis:Tools and Techniques, Prentice-Hall, Inc.:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1979.
The version of data flow diagramming that is most widely used.
Hay, D. Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture, Prentice-Hall, Inc.:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 2003.
David Hay's compendium encompassing thirty years of requirements analysis techniques, organized in terms of his version of the John Zachman's "Framework for Information Systems Architecture".
Hickman, L., and Longman, C. CASE Method: Business Interviews, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company:Wokingham, England, 1995.
The only book in this company's experience that describes in detail just how to conduct analysis interviews.
McMenamin, S. and Palmer, J, Essential Systems Analysis, Yourdon Press:Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984.
Earlier books on data flow diagramming simply said "convert the physical dfd to a logical one". These two tell you how.
Taylor, D. A. Object-oriented Technology: A Manager's Guide, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.:Reading, MA, 1997.
The best introduction to object-oriented concepts, written in clear English so that anyone can understand.
"A Framework for Information Systems Architecture", IBM Systems Journal, Vol 26, No 3,
This is John Zachman's original article describing a framework for looking at the entire process of systems development.