Issue No. 02 - March (1996 vol. 13)
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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.
H. In and B. Boehm, "Identifying Quality-Requirement Conflicts," in IEEE Software, vol. 13, no. , pp. 25-35, 1996.