An analytical model for requirements selection quality evaluation in product software development

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In market-driven development of product software, a crucial decision for each candidate requirement is whether or not to select it for implementation in the next release. We present an analytical model of the requirements selection process, which is used for reasoning about decision quality. A network of queues, with two classes of jobs, models the selection of requirements of different quality. The feasibility of model parameter estimation is validated in a survey involving product managers and system engineers. The results show that some of the respondents have made internally consistent parameter estimations, indicating that the model is relevant and its parameters understandable. It is also shown that a majority of the consistent respondents estimate that most of their implemented product requirements are incorrectly selected. The main objective of the model is to provide tools for evaluation of improvement proposals by estimating the impact of process change


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science


  • analytical model, product software development, market-driven development, product software, parameter estimation, process change, requirement selection quality evaluation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0-7695-1980-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
EventProceedings 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Monterey Bay, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Sep 82003 Sep 12


ConferenceProceedings 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey Bay, CA