Goal-Oriented Requirements Communication in New Product Development

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Samuel Fricker, Tony Gorschek, Martin Glinz
Title: Goal-Oriented Requirements Communication in New Product Development
Conference name: Second International Workshop on Software Product Management. 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
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
Authors e-mail: tgo@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Product development organizations often distribute the responsibilities for requirements engineering over several roles. The collaboration of product management, concerned with market needs, and product development, concerned with the technological aspects of a product, is well established. Such shared responsibility provides advantages in the utilization of specific knowledge, skills, and resources. However, the collaboration leads to increased demands on coordination.
Novel concepts and models need to be investigated to support such collaborative requirements engineering. In this paper we focus on requirements communication from product management to a development team by proposing and evaluating the model of goaloriented requirements communication. The model explains how efficiency and effectiveness of requirements communication can be increased and allows the utilization of established requirements engineering knowledge in a new way to address the task of requirements communication.
Subject: Software Engineering\General