Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Arturo Gomez; Gema Rueda MSE-2010:26, pp. 41. COM/School of Computing, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Arturo Gomez, Gema Rueda
Titel / Title: DIM - A systematic and lightweight method for identifying dependencies between requirements
Abstrakt Abstract:

Dependencies between requirements are a crucial factor for any software development since they impact many project areas. Nevertheless, their identification remains a challenge. Some methods have been proposed but none of them are really applicable to real projects due to their high cost or low accuracy. DIM is a lightweight method for identifying dependencies proposed on a previous paper. This paper presents an experiment comparing the sets of dependencies found by DIM and a method based on pair-wise comparison. The experiment was executed using a requirement specification for an open source project. These requirements were extracted by reverse engineering. Our results have provided evidence confirming that DIM finds more dependencies and its results (the dependencies identified) do not depend on the profile of the practitioner applying it. Another important result is that DIM requires fewer resources when applied, since it does not rely on pair-wise comparisons and it can be easily automated.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: Requirement Interdependencies, Dependencies Identification Method, Reverse Engineering, Empirical Research, User Stories Dependencies, Agile Development, Dependencies Identification Method, Non Commutative Implementation Cost

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8f2lnk
Program:/ Programme European Master on Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 03/17/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Darja Smite
Examinator / Examiner: Tony Gorschek
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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