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

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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.

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  • Chalmers University of Technology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • software engineering, requirements engineering, release planning, QUPER, quality requirements, empirical case study
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality/Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Pages230-246
Number of pages17
Volume9013
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-16100-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event21st International Working Conference, REFSQ 2015 - Essen, Germany
Duration: 2015 Mar 232015 Mar 26

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Volume9013
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference21st International Working Conference, REFSQ 2015
CountryGermany
CityEssen
Period2015/03/232015/03/26

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