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Integrating Requirements Engineering with Software Development - A Research Abstract

Bjarnason, Elizabeth LU (2012) International Working Conference Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2012 In ICB Research Reports
Abstract
Software development companies operating in market-driven domains need to deliver new and appealing software products at an increasing rate in order to stay competitive. This requires fast and efficient development of software for which the requirements are based on ever-changing market demands. Agile development claims to achieve increased development efficiency by performing the requirements engineering (RE) activities concurrently with design, planning and testing in an integrated fashion. However, coordination and communication is often reported as a challenge both for agile and for traditional RE practices. Increased insight into the factors affected by integrating RE may allow tailoring the degree of RE integration to suit specific... (More)
Software development companies operating in market-driven domains need to deliver new and appealing software products at an increasing rate in order to stay competitive. This requires fast and efficient development of software for which the requirements are based on ever-changing market demands. Agile development claims to achieve increased development efficiency by performing the requirements engineering (RE) activities concurrently with design, planning and testing in an integrated fashion. However, coordination and communication is often reported as a challenge both for agile and for traditional RE practices. Increased insight into the factors affected by integrating RE may allow tailoring the degree of RE integration to suit specific project context, e.g. size, rate of requirements change, domain etc., and thereby support increased efficiency in software development. The aim of this research is to develop methods for assessing the level of RE integration and techniques for improving the integration of requirements. The research is performed in collaboration with industry and the developed methods and techniques will be empirically evaluated in an industrial setting. (Less)
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integrated requirements engineering, software development, agile development, process assessment, alignment, testing
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ICB Research Reports
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Berntsson Svensson, Richard; Berry, Daniel; Daneva, Maya; Dörr, Jörg; Fricker, Samuel A.; Herrmann, Andrea; Herzwurm, Georg; Kauppinen, Marjo; Madhavji, Hazim H; Mahaux, Martin; Paech, Barbara; Penzenstadler, Birgit; Pietsch, Wolfram; Salinesi, Camille; Schneider, Kurt; Seyff, Norbert; van de Weerd, Inge; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and
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46
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8 pages
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Inst. f Computer Science and Business Inform. Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen
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International Working Conference Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2012
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1860-2770
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EASE
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English
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  abstract     = {Software development companies operating in market-driven domains need to deliver new and appealing software products at an increasing rate in order to stay competitive. This requires fast and efficient development of software for which the requirements are based on ever-changing market demands. Agile development claims to achieve increased development efficiency by performing the requirements engineering (RE) activities concurrently with design, planning and testing in an integrated fashion. However, coordination and communication is often reported as a challenge both for agile and for traditional RE practices. Increased insight into the factors affected by integrating RE may allow tailoring the degree of RE integration to suit specific project context, e.g. size, rate of requirements change, domain etc., and thereby support increased efficiency in software development. The aim of this research is to develop methods for assessing the level of RE integration and techniques for improving the integration of requirements. The research is performed in collaboration with industry and the developed methods and techniques will be empirically evaluated in an industrial setting.},
  author       = {Bjarnason, Elizabeth},
  booktitle    = {ICB Research Reports},
  editor       = {Berntsson Svensson, Richard and Berry, Daniel and Daneva, Maya and Dörr, Jörg and Fricker, Samuel A. and Herrmann, Andrea and Herzwurm, Georg and Kauppinen, Marjo and Madhavji, Hazim H and Mahaux, Martin and Paech, Barbara and Penzenstadler, Birgit and Pietsch, Wolfram and Salinesi, Camille and Schneider, Kurt and Seyff, Norbert and van de Weerd, Inge},
  issn         = {1860-2770},
  keyword      = {integrated requirements engineering,software development,agile development,process assessment,alignment,testing},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {46},
  pages        = {8},
  publisher    = {Inst. f Computer Science and Business Inform. Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen},
  title        = {Integrating Requirements Engineering with Software Development - A Research Abstract},
  year         = {2012},
}