Handshaking Between Software Projects and Stakeholders Using Implementation Proposals

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Samuel Fricker, Tony Gorschek, Petri Myllyperkiö
Title: Handshaking Between Software Projects and Stakeholders Using Implementation Proposals
Book: Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
Year: 2007
Volume: 4542/2007
Pagination: 144-159
ISBN: 978-3-540-73030-9
Publisher: Springer
City: Berlin/Heidelberg
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73031-6
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
Authors e-mail: tgo@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Handshaking between product management and R&D is key to the success of product development projects. Traditional requirements engineering processes build on good quality requirements specifications, which typically are not achievable in practical circumstances, especially not in distributed development where daily communication cannot easily be achieved to support the understanding of the specification and tacit knowledge cannot easily be spread. Projects thus risk misunderstanding requirements and are likely to deliver inadequate solutions. This paper presents an approach that uses downstream engineering artifacts, design decisions, to improve upstream information, a project’s requirements. During its preliminary validation, the approach yielded promising results. It is well suited for distributed software projects, where the negotiation on requirements and solution design need to be made explicit and potential problems and misunderstandings caught at early stages.
Subject: Software Engineering\General