Setting quality targets for coming releases with QUPER - an industrial case study

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Quality requirements play a critical role in
driving architectural design and are an important issue in
software development. Therefore, quality requirements
need to be considered, specified, and quantified early during
system analysis and not later in the development phase
in an ad-hoc fashion. This paper presents the quality performance
model that estimates quality targets in relation to
market expectations as a basis for the architecting of
quality requirements. The purpose of the model is to provide
concepts for qualitative reasoning of quality levels in
the decision-making of setting actual targets of quality
requirements for coming releases of the product. The
quality performance model is evaluated at one case company,
using a market-driven development approach, in the
electronic payment-processing domain. The results show
that the model is useful for supporting early decisionmaking
in, e.g., release planning of quality requirements


  • Richard Berntsson Svensson
  • Yuri Sprockel
  • Björn Regnell
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science


  • Quality requirements, QUPER, Release planning, Empirical
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-298
JournalRequirements Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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