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What happened to our features? visualization and understanding of scope change dynamics in a large-scale industrial setting

Wnuk, Krzysztof LU ; Regnell, Björn LU and Karlsson, Lena LU (2009) 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference In IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference p.89-98
Abstract
When developing software platforms for product lines, decisions

on which features to implement are affected by factors

such as changing markets and evolving technologies. Effective

scoping thus requires continuous assessment of how changes

in the domain impact scoping decisions. Decisions may have

to be changed as circumstances change, resulting in a dynamic

evolution of the scope of software asset investments. This paper

presents an industrial case study in a large-scale setting

where a technique called Feature Survival Charts for visualization

of scoping change dynamics has been implemented and

evaluated in three projects. The evaluation... (More)
When developing software platforms for product lines, decisions

on which features to implement are affected by factors

such as changing markets and evolving technologies. Effective

scoping thus requires continuous assessment of how changes

in the domain impact scoping decisions. Decisions may have

to be changed as circumstances change, resulting in a dynamic

evolution of the scope of software asset investments. This paper

presents an industrial case study in a large-scale setting

where a technique called Feature Survival Charts for visualization

of scoping change dynamics has been implemented and

evaluated in three projects. The evaluation demonstrated that

the charts can effectively focus investigations of reasons behind

scoping decisions, valuable for future process improvements.

A set of scoping measurements is also proposed, analyzed theoretically

and evaluated empirically with data from the cases.

The conclusions by the case company practitioners are positive,

and the solution is integrated with their current requirements

engineering measurement process. (Less)
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  abstract     = {When developing software platforms for product lines, decisions<br/><br>
on which features to implement are affected by factors<br/><br>
such as changing markets and evolving technologies. Effective<br/><br>
scoping thus requires continuous assessment of how changes<br/><br>
in the domain impact scoping decisions. Decisions may have<br/><br>
to be changed as circumstances change, resulting in a dynamic<br/><br>
evolution of the scope of software asset investments. This paper<br/><br>
presents an industrial case study in a large-scale setting<br/><br>
where a technique called Feature Survival Charts for visualization<br/><br>
of scoping change dynamics has been implemented and<br/><br>
evaluated in three projects. The evaluation demonstrated that<br/><br>
the charts can effectively focus investigations of reasons behind<br/><br>
scoping decisions, valuable for future process improvements.<br/><br>
A set of scoping measurements is also proposed, analyzed theoretically<br/><br>
and evaluated empirically with data from the cases.<br/><br>
The conclusions by the case company practitioners are positive,<br/><br>
and the solution is integrated with their current requirements<br/><br>
engineering measurement process.},
  author       = {Wnuk, Krzysztof and Regnell, Björn and Karlsson, Lena},
  booktitle    = {IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference},
  isbn         = {978-0-7695-3761-0},
  issn         = {1090-705X},
  keyword      = {requirements visualisation,requirements management,large-scale requirements engineering,empirical study},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {89--98},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {What happened to our features? visualization and understanding of scope change dynamics in a large-scale industrial setting},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RE.2009.32},
  year         = {2009},
}