Release Planning with Feature Trees: Industrial Case

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Samuel Fricker
Title: Release Planning with Feature Trees: Industrial Case
Conference name: International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
Year: 2012
City: Essen, Germany
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: [Context and motivation] Requirements catalogues for software release planning are often not complete and homogeneous. Current release planning approaches, however, assume such commitment to detail – at least implicitly. [Question/problem] We evaluate how to relax these expectations, while at the same time reducing release planning effort and increasing decision-making flexibility. [Principal ideas/results] Feature trees capture AND, OR, and REQUIRES relationships between requirements. Such requirements structuring can be used to hide incompleteness and to support abstraction. [Contribution] The paper describes how to utilize feature trees for planning the releases of an evolving software solution and evaluates the effects of the approach on effort, decision-making, and trust with an industrial case.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: features, abstraction, requirements dependencies, release planning, roadmapping, case study