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How can Open Source Software Development Help Requirements Management Gain the Potential of Open Innovation: An Exploratory Study

Wnuk, Krzysztof LU ; Pfahl, Dietmar LU ; Callele, David and Karlsson, Even-Andre (2012) 6th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) In Proceedings Of The ACM-IEEE International Symposium On Empirical Software Engineering And Measurement (ESEM'12) p.271-279
Abstract
A key component in successfully managing software products is to properly, and in a timely manner, identify and secure competitive advantage by innovation via feature differentiation. Although open source software (OSS) is not a new idea, several product development companies that operate in a market-driven context have started to use open source solutions as core software components in their products. Adopting open source core components implies a lower degree of control over software development and increased business risk associated with integrating differentiating contributions into the core release stream. Whether and how to adjust the current requirements management practices after the adoption of OSS components to fully benefit from... (More)
A key component in successfully managing software products is to properly, and in a timely manner, identify and secure competitive advantage by innovation via feature differentiation. Although open source software (OSS) is not a new idea, several product development companies that operate in a market-driven context have started to use open source solutions as core software components in their products. Adopting open source core components implies a lower degree of control over software development and increased business risk associated with integrating differentiating contributions into the core release stream. Whether and how to adjust the current requirements management practices after the adoption of OSS components to fully benefit from the concept of open innovation has not yet been empirically explored. We outline experiences and challenges related to leveraging open innovation via engaging in OSS identified during 19 interviews with practitioners occupying different roles in the requirements management process at a large company followed by four validation interviews with other practitioners. We then propose a research agenda for requirements and decision management in the open innovation context and suggest which challenges in requirements engineering open innovation affects. (Less)
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Case study, open innovation, open source software, software requirements, management
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Proceedings Of The ACM-IEEE International Symposium On Empirical Software Engineering And Measurement (ESEM'12)
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271 - 279
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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6th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
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  abstract     = {A key component in successfully managing software products is to properly, and in a timely manner, identify and secure competitive advantage by innovation via feature differentiation. Although open source software (OSS) is not a new idea, several product development companies that operate in a market-driven context have started to use open source solutions as core software components in their products. Adopting open source core components implies a lower degree of control over software development and increased business risk associated with integrating differentiating contributions into the core release stream. Whether and how to adjust the current requirements management practices after the adoption of OSS components to fully benefit from the concept of open innovation has not yet been empirically explored. We outline experiences and challenges related to leveraging open innovation via engaging in OSS identified during 19 interviews with practitioners occupying different roles in the requirements management process at a large company followed by four validation interviews with other practitioners. We then propose a research agenda for requirements and decision management in the open innovation context and suggest which challenges in requirements engineering open innovation affects.},
  author       = {Wnuk, Krzysztof and Pfahl, Dietmar and Callele, David and Karlsson, Even-Andre},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings Of The ACM-IEEE International Symposium On Empirical Software Engineering And Measurement (ESEM'12)},
  issn         = {1938-6451},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {271--279},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {How can Open Source Software Development Help Requirements Management Gain the Potential of Open Innovation: An Exploratory Study},
  year         = {2012},
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