Investigation of requirements selection quality in market-driven software processes using an open source discrete event simulation framework

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Abstract

When developing commercial software products it is crucial to select the right requirements for the right release and to have a short mean-time-to-market (MTTM) in order to be competitive. We report on a simulation of a model of market-driven requirements engineering processes with requirements selection quality as a key aspect. The simulator is built using an open source simulation framework and an evaluation of this framework is provided. The simulator enables investigation of how MTTM is affected by variations of internal and external process parameters. The results indicate that it is beneficial to put resources on a requirements screening phase, as this reduces the risk of process overload

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  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • requirements selection quality investigation, open source discrete event simulation, commercial software product, requirements engineering process, short mean-time-to-market, market-driven software process
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"5th International Workshop on Software Process Simulation and Modeling (ProSim 2004)" W11L Workshop - 26th International Conference on Software Engineering
PublisherIEE
Pages84-93
ISBN (Print)0-86341-426-5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event"5th International Workshop on Software Process Simulation and Modeling (ProSim 2004)" W11L Workshop - 26th International Conference on Software Engineering - Edingburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 2004 May 242004 May 25

Conference

Conference"5th International Workshop on Software Process Simulation and Modeling (ProSim 2004)" W11L Workshop - 26th International Conference on Software Engineering
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdingburgh, Scotland
Period2004/05/242004/05/25