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Identifying Quality-Requirement Conflicts
March 1996 (vol. 13 no. 2)
pp. 25-35
Despite well-specified functional and interface requirements, many software projects have failed because they had a poor set of quality-attribute requirements. To find the right balance of quality-attribute requirements, you must identify the conflicts among desired quality attributes and work out a balance of attribute satisfaction. We have developed The Quality Attribute Risk and Conflict Consultant, a knowledge-based tool that can be used early in the system life cycle to identify potential conflicts. QARCC operates in the context of the WinWin system, a groupware support system that determines software and system requirements as negotiated win conditions. This article summarizes our experiences developing the QARCC-1 prototype using an early version of WinWin, and our integration of the resulting improvements into QARCC-2.
Barry Boehm, Hoh In, "Identifying Quality-Requirement Conflicts," IEEE Software, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 25-35, March 1996, doi:10.1109/52.506460
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