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Challenges in aligning requirements engineering and verification in a large-scale industrial context

Sabaliauskaité, Giedré LU ; Loconsole, Annabella LU ; Engström, Emelie LU ; Unterkalmsteiner, Michael; Regnell, Björn LU ; Runeson, Per LU ; Gorschek, Tony and Feldt, Robert (2010) 16th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2010) In Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality /Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6182. p.128-142
Abstract
[Context and motivation] When developing software, coordination

between different organizational units is essential in order to develop a good

quality product, on time and within budget. Particularly, the synchronization

between requirements and verification processes is crucial in order to assure

that the developed software product satisfies customer requirements.

[Question/problem] Our research question is: what are the current challenges

in aligning the requirements and verification processes? [Principal

ideas/results] We conducted an interview study at a large software

development company. This paper presents preliminary findings of these

interviews that... (More)
[Context and motivation] When developing software, coordination

between different organizational units is essential in order to develop a good

quality product, on time and within budget. Particularly, the synchronization

between requirements and verification processes is crucial in order to assure

that the developed software product satisfies customer requirements.

[Question/problem] Our research question is: what are the current challenges

in aligning the requirements and verification processes? [Principal

ideas/results] We conducted an interview study at a large software

development company. This paper presents preliminary findings of these

interviews that identify key challenges in aligning requirements and verification

processes. [Contribution] The result of this study includes a range of

challenges faced by the studied organization grouped into the categories:

organization and processes, people, tools, requirements process, testing process,

change management, traceability, and measurement. The findings of this study

can be used by practitioners as a basis for investigating alignment in their

organizations, and by scientists in developing approaches for more efficient and

effective management of the alignment between requirements and verification. (Less)
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software verification, requirements engineering, software testing, coordination.
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Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality /Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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6182
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128 - 142
publisher
Springer
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16th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2010)
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0302-9743
1611-3349
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978-3-642-14191-1
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10.1007/978-3-642-14192-8_14
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  abstract     = {[Context and motivation] When developing software, coordination<br/><br>
between different organizational units is essential in order to develop a good<br/><br>
quality product, on time and within budget. Particularly, the synchronization<br/><br>
between requirements and verification processes is crucial in order to assure<br/><br>
that the developed software product satisfies customer requirements.<br/><br>
[Question/problem] Our research question is: what are the current challenges<br/><br>
in aligning the requirements and verification processes? [Principal<br/><br>
ideas/results] We conducted an interview study at a large software<br/><br>
development company. This paper presents preliminary findings of these<br/><br>
interviews that identify key challenges in aligning requirements and verification<br/><br>
processes. [Contribution] The result of this study includes a range of<br/><br>
challenges faced by the studied organization grouped into the categories:<br/><br>
organization and processes, people, tools, requirements process, testing process,<br/><br>
change management, traceability, and measurement. The findings of this study<br/><br>
can be used by practitioners as a basis for investigating alignment in their<br/><br>
organizations, and by scientists in developing approaches for more efficient and<br/><br>
effective management of the alignment between requirements and verification.},
  author       = {Sabaliauskaité, Giedré and Loconsole, Annabella and Engström, Emelie and Unterkalmsteiner, Michael and Regnell, Björn and Runeson, Per and Gorschek, Tony and Feldt, Robert},
  booktitle    = {Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality /Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  isbn         = {978-3-642-14191-1},
  issn         = {0302-9743},
  keyword      = {software verification,requirements engineering,software testing,coordination.},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {128--142},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Challenges in aligning requirements engineering and verification in a large-scale industrial context},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14192-8_14},
  volume       = {6182},
  year         = {2010},
}