Validating requirement engineering process improvements - a case study

Bhavani Palyagar, Frank Moisiadis

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Abstract

The quality of the Requirements Engineering (RE) process plays a critical role in successfully developing software systems. Often, in software organizations, RE processes are assessed and improvements are applied to overcome their deficiency. However, such improvements may not yield desired results for two reasons. First, the assessed deficiency may be inaccurate because of ambiguities in measurement. Second, the improvements are not validated to ascertain their correctness to overcome the process deficiency. Therefore, a Requirements Engineering Process Improvement (REPI) exercise may fail to establish its purpose. A major shortfall in validating RE processes is the difficulty in representing process parameters in some cognitive form. We address this issue with an REPI framework that has both measurement and visual validation properties. The REPI validation method presented is empirically tested based on a case study in a large software organization. The results are promising towards considering this REPI validation method in practice by organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st international workshop on requirements engineering visualization (REV 2006)
EditorsBrian Berenbach, Chang Hwan, Peter Kim
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0769527116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st international workshop on requirements engineering visualization (REV 2006) - Minneapolis, MN
Duration: 11 Sep 200615 Sep 2006

Workshop

Workshop1st international workshop on requirements engineering visualization (REV 2006)
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period11/09/0615/09/06

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Keywords

  • RE process quality
  • quality measures
  • RE process improvement
  • RE process improvement validation
  • RE process visualization

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    Palyagar, B., & Moisiadis, F. (2006). Validating requirement engineering process improvements - a case study. In B. Berenbach, C. Hwan, & P. Kim (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on requirements engineering visualization (REV 2006) United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/REV.2006.5