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Proceedings of the Second Euromicro Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (1998)
Palazzo degli Affari, Italy
Mar. 8, 1998 to Mar. 11, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8421-6
pp: 121
W. Lam , University of Hertfordshire
M. Loomes , University of Hertfordshire
Requirements evolve, not only during system development but also after a system has been installed. The aim of the work on the EVE (EVolution Engineering) project is to develop practi-cal methods for dealing with requirements evolution. This pa-per presents the early output from our work-the EVE frame-work for requirements evolution. The EVE framework is com-prised of two components: a meta-model and an associated process model. The EVE meta-model captures a set of model-ling concepts in requirements evolution, including change, impact, risk and viewpoint. The EVE process model provides technologists with a framework for handling the emergence of new or changing requirements during the lifetime of a system. The paper illustrates the EVE framework on a simple example, and highlights the importance of social and environmental re-sponsibility in requirements evolution.
Requirements, requirements evolution, software project management, process model, change management.

M. Loomes and W. Lam, "Requirements Evolution in the Midst of Environmental Change: A Managed Approach," Proceedings of the Second Euromicro Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering(CSMR), Palazzo degli Affari, Italy, 1998, pp. 121.
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