A quality performance model for cost-benefit analysis of non-functional requirements applied to the mobile handset domain

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Abstract

In market-driven requirements engineering for platform-based development of embedded systems such as mobile phones, it is crucial to market success to find the right balance among competing quality aspects (aka nonfunctional requirements). This paper presents a conceptual model that incorporates quality as a dimension in addition to the cost and value dimensions used in prioritisation approaches for functional requirements. The model aims at supporting discussion and decision-making in early requirements engineering related to activities such as roadmapping, release planning and platform scoping. The feasibility and relevance of the model is initially validated through interviews with requirements experts in six cases that represent important areas in the mobile handset domain. The validation suggests that the model is relevant and feasible for this particular domain.

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  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • nonfunctional market-driven requirements engineering, platform-based development, mobile handset domain, cost-benefit analysis, quality performance model, embedded system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. Proceedings 13th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2007
PublisherSpringer
Pages277-291
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Working Conference Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2007 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 2007 Jun 112007 Jun 12
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferenceInternational Working Conference Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2007
Abbreviated titleREFSQ 2007
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period2007/06/112007/06/12