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Genova, Italy Italy
Mar. 5, 2013 to Mar. 8, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5833-0
pp: 417-420
ABSTRACT
Requirements prioritization is a fundamental activity during software system maintenance. Prioritize requirements, in fact, means to determine the ordering in which requirements have to be considered in a given planning or maintenance activity. Most of the existing requirements prioritization techniques and tools focus on user and non/functional requirements, while only few attempt exists to consider how requirements are actually implemented, if they are implemented. In this demonstration paper, we present a tool that prioritizes (change) requirements by using artifacts traceability information, to locate the requirements implementation, and a set of code-based metrics, to measure several properties (e.g., coupling, size, scattering) of the requirements implementation. The tool, hence, determines the requirement ordering with respect to how these requirements are implemented in a subject software system.
INDEX TERMS
Traceability, Requirements, Software Metrics
CITATION
M. Waseem Asghar, Alessandro Marchetto, Angelo Susi, Giuseppe Scanniello, "Maintainability-Based Requirements Prioritization by Using Artifacts Traceability and Code Metrics", CSMR, 2013, 2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, 2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering 2013, pp. 417-420, doi:10.1109/CSMR.2013.62
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