Quality requirements in practice: an interview study in requirements engineering for embedded systems

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Abstract

[Context and motivation] In market-driven software development it is crucial, but challenging, to find the right balance among competing quality requirements (QR). [Problem] In order to identify the unique challenges associated with the selection, trade-off, and management of quality requirements an interview study is performed. [Results] This paper describes how QR are handled in practice. Data is collected through interviews with five product managers and five project leaders from five software companies. [Contribution] The contribution of this study is threefold: Firstly, it includes an examination of the interdependencies among quality requirements perceived as most important by the practitioners. Secondly, it compares the perceptions and priorities of quality requirements by product management and project management respectively. Thirdly, it characterizes the selection and management of quality requirements in down-stream development activities.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • Quality requirements, Market-driven requirements engineering, Non-functional requirements, engineering, Requirements, Empirical study
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
PublisherSpringer
Pages218-232
Volume5512
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventWorking Conference on Requirements Engineering - Foundations for Software Quality, 2009 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2009 Jun 82009 Jun 9
Conference number: 15

Publication series

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Volume5512
ISSN (Print)1611-3349
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceWorking Conference on Requirements Engineering - Foundations for Software Quality, 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period2009/06/082009/06/09