A Measurement Framework for Team Level Assessment of Innovation Capability in Early Requirements Engineering

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Abstract

When developing software-intensive products for a market-place it is important for a development organisation to create innovative features for coming releases in order to achieve advantage over competitors. This paper focuses on assessment of innovation capability at team level in relation to the requirements engineering that is taking place before the actual product development projects are decided, when new business models, technology opportunities and intellectual property rights are created and investigated through e.g. prototyping and concept development. The result is a measurement framework focusing on four areas: innovation elicitation, selection, impact and ways-of-working. For each area, candidate measurements were derived from interviews to be used as inspiration in the development of a tailored measurement program. The framework is based on interviews with participants of a software team with specific innovation responsibilities and validated through cross-case analysis and feedback from practitioners.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • innovation, metrics, requirements engineering, measurement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing)
PublisherSpringer
Pages71-86
Volume32
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 2009 Jun 152009 Jun 17

Publication series

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Volume32
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period2009/06/152009/06/17