Field studies of requirements engineering in a multi-site software development organisation

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Didar Zowghi, Daniela Damien, Raymond Offen

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Abstract

In this paper we report on our ongoing research into Requirements Engineering practices in a large multi-site software organization. The findings of a field study conducted at the company's site in Australia are presented first, as insights into the current state-of-the-art in RE practice. Characteristic to this company is that the diverse stakeholder groups are scattered along several geographical locations: USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. An analysis of key areas that need improvement reveals that geographical and cultural difference may have an impact on project communication and coordination, and knowledge management during Requirements Engineering. Consequently, a more focused empirical investigation is proposed as the next step in our research, to identify the impact of geographical distribution on the Requirements Engineering practices in this multi-site development
organization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering (AWRE 2001)
EditorsAybuke Aurum, Ross Jeffery
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherUNSW
Pages14-20
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0733418597
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering - Sydney
Duration: 22 Nov 200123 Nov 2001

Workshop

Workshop6th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering
CitySydney
Period22/11/0123/11/01

Keywords

  • RE practice
  • field research
  • multi-site development organization

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