Needs Oriented Framework for Producing Requirements Decision Material - NORM

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Nina Dzamashvili-Fogelström, Tony Gorschek, Mikael Svahnberg
Title: Needs Oriented Framework for Producing Requirements Decision Material - NORM
Conference name: Second International Workshop
Year: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
City: Catalunya, Spain
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: The need of understanding and supporting requirements engineering decisions in market-driven product development is motivated by the complexity and economical impact of these decisions. While being a key for success, correct and timely decisions are dependent on the availability and the quality of decision material (requirements, business cases, costvalue estimations etc). This paper presents a needsoriented framework (NORM) for identifying and assuring the creation of appropriate decision material for RE decisions. NORM is based on analysis of the applied RE process and characteristics of separate RE decisions, focusing mainly on pre-project activities. The framework is developed in close cooperation with industry with the intention to ensure that resources are spent on producing just-the-necessary information at the right time and to be able to monitor and control this production effort.
Subject: Software Engineering\General