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The Coats-Mellon Operational Specification

The Coats-Mellon Operational Specification (CMOS) is a method for defining, recording, and tracing system and software behavior. Inspired by Ivar Jacobsen's Use Cases, CMOS attempts to provide more detail about the responses from the system or software for each use case event.

For more information about CMOS, see Dr. Dobbs Journal
June 1995 - "Constructing Operational Specifications"
June 1999 - "Using the Coats-Mellon Operational Specification"
June 2001 - "Integrating CMOS with UML"


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