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Engineering and Managing Software Requirements

Editors: Aurum, Aybüke, Wohlin, Claes (Eds.)

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Requirements engineering is the process by which the requirements for software systems are gathered, analyzed, documented, and managed throughout their complete lifecycle. Traditionally it has been concerned with technical goals for, functions of, and constraints on software systems. Aurum and Wohlin, however, argue that it is no longer appropriate for software systems professionals to focus only on functional and non-functional aspects of the intended system and to somehow assume that organizational context and needs are outside their remit. Instead, they call for a broader perspective in order to gain a better understanding of the interdependencies between enterprise stakeholders, processes, and software systems, which would in turn give rise to more appropriate techniques and higher-quality systems.

Following an introductory chapter that provides an exploration of key issues in requirements engineering, the book is organized in three parts. Part 1 presents surveys of state-of-the art requirements engineering process research along with critical assessments of existing models, frameworks and techniques. Part 2 addresses key areas in requirements engineering, such as market-driven requirements engineering, goal modeling, requirements ambiguity, and others. Part 3 concludes the book with articles that present empirical evidence and experiences from practices in industrial projects.

Its broader perspective gives this book its distinct appeal and makes it of interest to both researchers and practitioners, not only in software engineering but also in other disciplines such as business process engineering and management science.

About the authors

Dr. Aybüke Aurum is a senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales. She received her BSc and MSc in geological engineering, and MEngSc and PhD in computer science. She is the founder and group leader of the Requirements Engineering Research Group (ReqEng) at the University of New South Wales. She also works as a visiting researcher in National ICT, Australia (NICTA). She is chief editor of "Managing Software Engineering Knowledge" published by Springer in 2003. Her research interests include Management of Software Development Process, Software Inspection, Requirements Engineering, Decision Making and Knowledge Management.

Prof. Claes Wohlin is a professor in Software Engineering at the School of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prior to this, he has held professor chairs in software engineering at Lund University and Linköping University. He has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Communication Systems both from Lund University, and he has five years of industrial experience. Dr. Wohlin is co-editor-in-chief of the journal of Information and Software Technology published by Elsevier. He is on the editorial boards of Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, and Software Quality Journal.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Requirements Engineering: Setting the Context

    Aybüke Aurum, Claes Wohlin

    Pages 1-15

  • Requirements Elicitation: A Survey of Techniques, Approaches, and Tools

    Didar Zowghi, Chad Coulin

    Pages 19-46

  • Requirements Prioritization

    Patrik Berander, Anneliese Andrews

    Pages 69-94

  • Requirements Interdependencies: State of the Art and Future Challenges

    Åsa G. Dahlstedt, Anne Persson

    Pages 95-116

  • Impact Analysis

    Per Jönsson, Mikael Lindvall

    Pages 117-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering and Managing Software Requirements
Editors
  • Aybüke Aurum
  • Claes Wohlin
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28244-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28244-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25043-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06407-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 478
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