Feature transition charts for visualization of cross-project scope evolution in large-scale requirements engineering for product lines

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding


In large-scale multi-project software engineering it is a challenge
to provide a comprehensive overview of the complexity
and dynamics of the requirements engineering process. This
paper presents a visualization technique called Feature Transition
Charts (FTC) that gives an overview of scoping decisions
involving changes across multiple projects based on previous
work on within-project visualization of feature survival. FTC
is initially validated using industrial data from the embedded
systems domain in a multi-project product line engineering context
in dialogue with practitioners. The initial validation provided
specific improvement proposals for further work and indicated
a positive view on the general feasibility and usefulness
of FTC.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science


  • requirements visualization, large-scale requirements engineering, empirical study
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Requirements Engineering Visualization
EditorsOrlena Gotel
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
EventFourth InternationalWorkshop on Requirements Engineering Visualization (REV09), - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 8 → …


ConferenceFourth InternationalWorkshop on Requirements Engineering Visualization (REV09),
CountryUnited States
Period2009/09/08 → …