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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 24)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 32-37
Jim Azar , Orasi Software
Randy K. Smith , University of Alabama
David Cordes , University of Alabama
Requirements Engineering, especially requirements prioritization and selection, plays a critical role in overall project development. In small companies, this often difficult process can affect not only project success but also overall company survivability. A value-oriented prioritization (VOP) framework can help this process by clarifying and quantifying the selection and prioritization issues. A case study of a small development company shows a successful VOP deployment that improved communications and saved time by focusing requirements decisions for new product releases on core company values. This article is part of a special issue on Software Engineering Challenges in Small Software Organizations.
requirements/specifications, software engineering, value-based software engineering

D. Cordes, J. Azar and R. K. Smith, "Value-Oriented Requirements Prioritization in a Small Development Organization," in IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. , pp. 32-37, 2007.
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