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Improving Goal Communication with Information Flow Maps and Distances

Mellhorn, Mattias and Bjarnason, Elizabeth LU (2017) 6th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering In IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), 2017 p.276-283
Abstract
Goal understanding and communication of requirements are vital for ensuring that large and complex project organizations collaborate efficiently. We have used a design science approach to explore and address the problem of communication for large IT projects. We designed a method for avoiding communication gaps by eliciting information regarding stakeholders and information flows. The MAPS (Mapping to Avoid Project Surprises) method was applied at Scania CV AB and there evaluated through a case study with document studies, ten interviews and a focus group. Our results indicate that MAPS provides good support for stakeholder identification and for creating a common understanding of how information flows between key roles, groups, artefacts... (More)
Goal understanding and communication of requirements are vital for ensuring that large and complex project organizations collaborate efficiently. We have used a design science approach to explore and address the problem of communication for large IT projects. We designed a method for avoiding communication gaps by eliciting information regarding stakeholders and information flows. The MAPS (Mapping to Avoid Project Surprises) method was applied at Scania CV AB and there evaluated through a case study with document studies, ten interviews and a focus group. Our results indicate that MAPS provides good support for stakeholder identification and for creating a common understanding of how information flows between key roles, groups, artefacts and meetings. (Less)
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communication , collaboration, stakeholder, goals, requirement, distance
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IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), 2017
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8 pages
publisher
IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
6th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering
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Lisbon, Portugal
conference dates
2017-09-05
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  • scopus:85034621933
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978-1-5386-3488-2
DOI
10.1109/REW.2017.12
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English
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  abstract     = {Goal understanding and communication of requirements are vital for ensuring that large and complex project organizations collaborate efficiently. We have used a design science approach to explore and address the problem of communication for large IT projects. We designed a method for avoiding communication gaps by eliciting information regarding stakeholders and information flows. The MAPS (Mapping to Avoid Project Surprises) method was applied at Scania CV AB and there evaluated through a case study with document studies, ten interviews and a focus group. Our results indicate that MAPS provides good support for stakeholder identification and for creating a common understanding of how information flows between key roles, groups, artefacts and meetings.},
  author       = {Mellhorn, Mattias and Bjarnason, Elizabeth},
  booktitle    = {IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), 2017},
  isbn         = {978-1-5386-3488-2 },
  keyword      = {communication ,collaboration,stakeholder,goals,requirement,distance},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Lisbon, Portugal},
  pages        = {276--283},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Improving Goal Communication with Information Flow Maps and Distances},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/REW.2017.12},
  year         = {2017},
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