This poster was presented at REFSQ’12 in Essen, Germany and highlights our vision for this project: investigating patterns of requirements related discussions that can help projects continually monitor the health of requirements-driven collaboration.
Effective collaboration during Requirements Engineering is essential for project success and includes
- the discussion and negotiation of requirements with dierent stakeholders,
- deriving, assigning, and scheduling tasks and subtasks from these requirements.
- Existing requirements management tools offer limited support.
- Practitioners rely on a combination of collaboration tools such as email and issue-trackers.
- No overview of the state of the requirements-related discussion.
- Lost opportunity in leveraging the wealth of requirements-related communication data available in projects.
In our research we aim on investigating patterns of requirements related discussions that can help projects continually monitor the health of requirements-driven collaboration.
Based on a framework for analyzing requirements-driven collaboration , we offer to analyze requirements-driven communication by developing stakeholder requirements centric social networks (RCSN).
Based on our ability to automatically detect requirements clarication in this communication (by using machine learning, c.f. ), we can identify patterns of requirements clarication.
Anticipated benefits for software engineering practice
- Support for Seeking Domain Experts as well as Technical Experts
- Identifying the brokers of requirements related information to make project managers aware of critical people in a project
- Assessing the health of requirements and their development.
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- Knauss, E., Houmb, S., Schneider, K., Islam, S., Jürjens, J.: Supporting Requirements Engineers in Recognising Security Issues. In: Proceedings of REFSQ’11. Springer, Essen, Germany (2011).