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Supporting Roadmapping of Quality Requirements
March/April 2008 (vol. 25 no. 2)
pp. 42-47
Björn Regnell, Lund University
Richard Berntsson Svensson, Lund University
Thomas Olsson, Sony Ericsson
When dealing with quality requirements, you often end up in difficult trade-off analysis. You must take into account aspects such as release targets, end-user experience, and business opportunities. At the same time, you must consider what is feasible with the evolving system architecture and the available development resources. Our experience from the mobile-phone domain shows that much can be gained if development team members share a common framework of quality indicators and have a simple, easy-to-use model for reasoning about quality targets. To support quality-requirements analysis, the Quper (quality performance) model combines cost and benefit views into a roadmap of each important quality indicator for the particular domain. The practical application of Quper involves six steps. This article is part of a special issue on quality requirements.

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Index Terms:
requirements engineering, nonfunctional requirements, quality requirements, trade-off analysis, cost-benefit analysis, performance requirements, roadmapping
Citation:
Björn Regnell, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Thomas Olsson, "Supporting Roadmapping of Quality Requirements," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 42-47, March-April 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.48
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