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Communication of requirements within projects

Helgesson, Rebecka (2012)
Computer Science and Engineering (BSc)
Abstract
This is a bachelor thesis on how requirements are communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery and if a common requirement tool can facilitate the communication. The question formulations of the thesis were: • How are requirements communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery? • How can a common tool facilitate or aggravate the communication of requirements at IKEA IT Delivery?
To see patterns in how the tools were used and to answer the thesis question formulations qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey was done. The survey showed that 69% of the project members used more than one tool to manage requirements this although that project members, both in the survey and in interviews, stated that the use of only one... (More)
This is a bachelor thesis on how requirements are communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery and if a common requirement tool can facilitate the communication. The question formulations of the thesis were: • How are requirements communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery? • How can a common tool facilitate or aggravate the communication of requirements at IKEA IT Delivery?
To see patterns in how the tools were used and to answer the thesis question formulations qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey was done. The survey showed that 69% of the project members used more than one tool to manage requirements this although that project members, both in the survey and in interviews, stated that the use of only one requirement tool facilitated the project members’ work and the communication of requirements. Word was the most used tool to manage both IT and Business requirements but the project members who only used one tool and then Quality Center was the most satisfied. Quality Center with its features like the possibility to link requirements to each other and tests, have all information such as requirements, tests, defects and releases regarding a project in one place, to see who has changed what and when and get an e-mail when changes are done facilitated the communication of requirements. With this as background the author only sees advantages with projects using Quality Center as the one common tool. (Less)
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Helgesson, Rebecka
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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requirements communication, requirement tool, quality center, ikea
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English
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2799529
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2012-06-20
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2012-06-28 11:23:35
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  abstract     = {This is a bachelor thesis on how requirements are communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery and if a common requirement tool can facilitate the communication. The question formulations of the thesis were: •	How are requirements communicated within projects at IKEA IT Delivery? •	How can a common tool facilitate or aggravate the communication of requirements at IKEA IT Delivery?
To see patterns in how the tools were used and to answer the thesis question formulations qualitative interviews and a quantitative survey was done. The survey showed that 69% of the project members used more than one tool to manage requirements this although that project members, both in the survey and in interviews, stated that the use of only one requirement tool facilitated the project members’ work and the communication of requirements. Word was the most used tool to manage both IT and Business requirements but the project members who only used one tool and then Quality Center was the most satisfied. Quality Center with its features like the possibility to link requirements to each other and tests, have all information such as requirements, tests, defects and releases regarding a project in one place, to see who has changed what and when and get an e-mail when changes are done facilitated the communication of requirements. With this as background the author only sees advantages with projects using Quality Center as the one common tool.},
  author       = {Helgesson, Rebecka},
  keyword      = {requirements communication,requirement tool,quality center,ikea},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Communication of requirements within projects},
  year         = {2012},
}