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      Field Study on Requirements Engineering Artefacts and Patterns

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      14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) (EASE)

      Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering

      12 - 13 April 2010

      Requirements Engineering, Strategies, Artefacts, Business Information Systems, Field Study

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          Requirements Engineering (RE) constitutes a critical discipline within Software Engineering. The quality of requirements is the backbone of project execution since the following phases strongly rely on it. Nowadays, industries are more then ever facing the problem that the RE process is highly volatile because it depends on the customer’s capabilities, on the used process models, and on the type of specifications developed. This paper describes a study on the RE process in a specific company in the application domain of business information systems. While existing surveys often analyse the general impact of RE processes on project success, we investigate and discuss different influences that arose in 12 real-life projects and the effects of these influences onto produced RE artefacts. We infer different artefact patterns and probable project execution strategies that cause these patterns. The strategies are performed in order to tackle the different project influences. The identification enables us to get a more detailed understanding of RE in practice for the future elaboration of tailoring approaches that customise RE efforts to volatile project environments.

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              April 2010
              April 2010
              : 1-10
              Institut für Informatik

              Technische Universität München

              Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching, Germany
              Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Technische Informatik

              Universität der Bundeswehr München

              Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, 85577 Munich, Germany
              © Daniel Méndez Fernández et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Keele University, UK

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              14th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)
              Keele University, UK
              12 - 13 April 2010
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering
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