Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
M. Kalinowski, M. Felderer, T. Conte, R. Spinola, R. Prikladnicki, D. Winkler, D. Méndez Fernández:
"Preventing Incomplete/Hidden Requirements: Reflections on Survey Data from Austria and Brasil";
Talk: 8th Software Quality Days,
- 2016-01-21; in: "Proceedings of the 8th Software Quality Days, Scientific Program, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing",
Many software projects fail due to problems in
requirements engineering (RE). [Goal] The goal of this paper is analyzing a
specific and relevant RE problem in detail: incomplete/hidden requirements.
[Method] We replicated a global family of RE surveys with representatives of
software organizations in Austria and Brazil. We used the data to (a)
characterize the criticality of the selected RE problem, and to (b) analyze the
reported main causes and mitigation actions. Based on the analysis, we discuss
how to prevent the problem. [Results] The survey includes 14 different
organizations in Austria and 74 in Brazil, including small, medium and large
sized companies, conducting both, plan-driven and agile development
processes. Respondents from both countries cited the incomplete/hidden
requirements problem as one of the most critical RE problems. We identified
and graphically represented the main causes and documented solution options
to address these causes. Further, we compiled a list of reported mitigation
actions. [Conclusions] From a practical point of view, this paper provides
further insights into common causes of incomplete/hidden requirements and on
how to prevent this problem.
Survey, Requirements Engineering, NaPiRE, Incomplete Requirements, Hidden Requirements, Implicit Requirements, Causal Analysis, Defect Prevention.
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