A Method for Early Requirements Triage and Selection Utilizing Product Strategies

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Mahvish Khurum, Khurum Aslam, Tony Gorschek
Title: A Method for Early Requirements Triage and Selection Utilizing Product Strategies
Conference name: 14th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2007)
Year: 2007
Pagination: 97-104
ISBN: 0-7695-3057-5
Publisher: IEEE
City: Aichi, Japan
URI/DOI: 10.1109/ASPEC.2007.18
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: In market-driven product development large numbers of requirements threaten to overload the development organization. It is critical for product management to select the requirements aligned with the overall business goals and discard others as early as possible. This paper presents a method that utilizes strategies for early requirements triage. The method presented is based on good practices from management literature customized for technical product strategy formulation. The creation of the method was also inspired by industry needs through exploratory interviews covering requirements triage and selection processes as well as strategy formulation. After creation, the method was subsequently validated in industry where the aspects of usability and usefulness were investigated, yielding promising initial results.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Product Strategies, Market-driven Requirements Engineering, Product Management