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A Case Study Evaluation of the Guideline-Supported QUPER Model for Elicitation of Quality Requirements

Berntsson Svensson, Richard LU and Regnell, Björn LU (2015) 21st International Working Conference, REFSQ 2015 In Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality/Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9013. p.230-246
Abstract
[Context & motivation] For market-driven software product developing organizations operating on a competitive open market, it is important to plan the product’s releases so that they can reach the market as early as possible with a competitive level of quality compared to its competitors' products. Hence, quality requirements can be seen as a key competitive advantage. The QUPER model was developed with the aim to support high-level decision-making in release planning of quality requirements. [Question/problem] As a follow up on previous studies on QUPER, this study investigates: What are practitioner's views on the utilities of QUPER extended with guidelines including domain-specific examples? [Principal ideas/results] In the... (More)
[Context & motivation] For market-driven software product developing organizations operating on a competitive open market, it is important to plan the product’s releases so that they can reach the market as early as possible with a competitive level of quality compared to its competitors' products. Hence, quality requirements can be seen as a key competitive advantage. The QUPER model was developed with the aim to support high-level decision-making in release planning of quality requirements. [Question/problem] As a follow up on previous studies on QUPER, this study investigates: What are practitioner's views on the utilities of QUPER extended with guidelines including domain-specific examples? [Principal ideas/results] In the presented case study, a set of detailed guidelines of how to apply QUPER in practice, including how to handle cost dependencies between quality requirements, was evaluated at a case company in the mobile handset domain with 24 professionals using real quality requirements. [Contribution] The results point to the importance of having concrete guidelines combined with instructive examples from real practice, while it is not always obvious for a practitioner to transfer cost-dependency examples into the domains that are different from the example domain. The transferability of guidelines and examples to support methodology adoption is an interesting issue for further research. (Less)
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Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality/Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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9013
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17 pages
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Springer
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21st International Working Conference, REFSQ 2015
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1611-3349
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10.1007/978-3-319-16101-3_15
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  abstract     = {[Context & motivation] For market-driven software product developing organizations operating on a competitive open market, it is important to plan the product’s releases so that they can reach the market as early as possible with a competitive level of quality compared to its competitors' products. Hence, quality requirements can be seen as a key competitive advantage. The QUPER model was developed with the aim to support high-level decision-making in release planning of quality requirements. [Question/problem] As a follow up on previous studies on QUPER, this study investigates: What are practitioner's views on the utilities of QUPER extended with guidelines including domain-specific examples? [Principal ideas/results] In the presented case study, a set of detailed guidelines of how to apply QUPER in practice, including how to handle cost dependencies between quality requirements, was evaluated at a case company in the mobile handset domain with 24 professionals using real quality requirements. [Contribution] The results point to the importance of having concrete guidelines combined with instructive examples from real practice, while it is not always obvious for a practitioner to transfer cost-dependency examples into the domains that are different from the example domain. The transferability of guidelines and examples to support methodology adoption is an interesting issue for further research.},
  author       = {Berntsson Svensson, Richard and Regnell, Björn},
  booktitle    = {Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality/Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-16100-6},
  issn         = {1611-3349},
  keyword      = {software engineering,requirements engineering,release planning,QUPER,quality requirements,empirical case study},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {230--246},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {A Case Study Evaluation of the Guideline-Supported QUPER Model for Elicitation of Quality Requirements},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16101-3_15},
  volume       = {9013},
  year         = {2015},
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