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Challenges in aligning requirements engineering and verification in a large-scale industrial context

Publiceringsår: 2010
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 128-142
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality /Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volym: 6182
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag
Förlag: Springer


Context and motivation When developing software, coordination
between different organizational units is essential in order to develop a good
quality product, on time and within budget. Particularly, the synchronization
between requirements and verification processes is crucial in order to assure
that the developed software product satisfies customer requirements.
Question/problem Our research question is: what are the current challenges
in aligning the requirements and verification processes? Principal
ideas/results We conducted an interview study at a large software
development company. This paper presents preliminary findings of these
interviews that identify key challenges in aligning requirements and verification
processes. Contribution The result of this study includes a range of
challenges faced by the studied organization grouped into the categories:
organization and processes, people, tools, requirements process, testing process,
change management, traceability, and measurement. The findings of this study
can be used by practitioners as a basis for investigating alignment in their
organizations, and by scientists in developing approaches for more efficient and
effective management of the alignment between requirements and verification.



  • Technology and Engineering
  • software verification
  • requirements engineering
  • software testing
  • coordination.


16th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2010)
Essen, Germany
  • EASE
  • Software Engineering
  • ISSN: 0302-9743
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-14191-1

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