Efficiency Requirements



Definition

An efficiency requirement is a user-oriented quality requirement that specifies a required amount of efficiency, which is a quality factor that is defined as follows:

Efficiency
the degree to which something effectively uses (i.e., minimizes its consumption of) its computing and personnel resources.

Objectives

The typical objectives of a efficiency requirement are to:

Measurements

Efficiency requirements are typically specified in terms of the following measurements:

Examples

The following are typical examples of efficiency requirements:

Guidelines

The following guidelines have been found to be useful when producing efficiency requirements: