Scaling up requirements engineering - exploring the challenges of increasing size and complexity in market-driven software development

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Abstract

[Context & motivation] Growing software companies with increasing product complexity face the issue of how to scale up their Requirements Engineering (RE) practices. In market-driven requirements engineering, release planning and scoping decisions are increasingly challenging as the size and complexity increases. [Problem] This paper presents initial results of an on-going exploratory, qualitative investigation of three market-driven, industrial cases with the objective of increasing our understanding of challenges in scaling up requirements engineering and how these challenges are addressed by the studied companies. [Results] Through 13 interviews in three companies, requirements engineering scalability issues are explored related to scoping and the structure of RE artifacts. [Contribution] The main contribution are findings related to increasing RE scale based on interpretations of the experienced interviewees’ views.

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  • Computer Science
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality / Lecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsDaniel Berry
PublisherSpringer
Pages54-59
Number of pages6
Volume6606
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2011 - Essen, Germany
Duration: 2011 Mar 282011 Mar 30

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Volume6606
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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ConferenceRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 2011
CountryGermany
CityEssen
Period2011/03/282011/03/30

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