Integrated Requirements Engineering – Understanding and Bridging Gaps in Software Development
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)
When there are gaps between requirements and other development activities these gaps have a negative impact on the success of a project and a product. Similarly when there are no gaps, or they are effectively managed and bridged, the development process can run more smoothly and the project stands a better chance of delivering the required functionality, with good quality and on time.
The main topic of this thesis is the collaboration and alignment of requirements within software development, and how this can enable a development company to consistently develop and deliver products that are well received by their users. A number of challenges and practices including factors contributing to these have been identified through industrial case studies. Furthermore, this thesis includes two methods for supporting project teams in improving on their work practices. Both methods have been applied in live development projects and found to enable teams to reflect on their practices and consider what gaps there are between people, between activities and between artefacts. By doing so, they can gain insight into how to improve on their coordination and alignment of requirements.
The main conclusion of this thesis is that development as a whole can be improved with an integrated requirements engineering (iRE) approach. Understanding and bridging gaps, or the level of integration between requirements and other development activities, helps development teams in achieving the necessary collaboration to be aligned within the development projects. This then enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the development process by ensuring that the right thing is developed.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Award date||2013 Nov 22|
|Print ISBNs||978-91-7473-732-5 (print), 978-91-7473-733-2|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
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Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Johan Åkesson, Boris Magnusson, David Svensson Fors, Eva Magnusson, Görel Hedin, Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Per Andersson, Pierre Nugues, Sven Robertz, Torbjörn Ekman, Annabella Loconsole, Alma Orucevic-Alagic, Björn A Johnsson, Dietmar Pfahl, Elizabeth Bjarnason, Emma Söderberg, Giedré Sabaliauskaité, Håkan Jonsson, Jörn Janneck, Krzysztof Wnuk, Markus Borg, Mats Skoglund, Sardar Muhammad Sulaman, Sten Minör, Thomas Sandholm, Günter Alce, Mattias Wallergård, Chenxin Zhang, Sebastian Barney, Jan Kasper Martinsen, Håkan Grahn, Samireh Jalali, Anders Ardö, Emelie Engström, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Björn Regnell, Per Runeson, Claes Wohlin, Martin Höst & Jonas Wisbrant
2008/09/30 → 2018/12/31
Project: Research › National collaboration