36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Paul Grünbacher , Johannes Kepler University
Michael Halling , Johannes Kepler University
Stefan Biffl , Vienna University of Technology
Hasan Kitapci , University of Southern California
Barry W. Boehm , University of Southern California
Many software projects fail because early life-cycle defects such as ill-defined requirements are not identified and removed. Therefore, quality assurance (QA) techniques for defect detection and prevention play an important role. The effectiveness and efficiency of QA approaches has been empirically evaluated. In this paper we discuss QA techniques optimized for requirements negotiations. In particular, we focus on negotiations using the EasyWinWin approach. We present (1) repeatable techniques for checking quality throughout negotiations as well as (2) role-oriented inspection techniques helping a project team to reduce unnecessary complexity and to mitigate risks stemming from defects in requirements negotiation results. We present the results of a thorough feasibility study we conducted to test our approach.
Pre-requirements, requirements negotiation, quality assurance techniques, GSS support, empirical evaluation
S. Biffl, P. Grünbacher, M. Halling, B. W. Boehm and H. Kitapci, "Repeatable Quality Assurance Techniques for Requirements Negotiations," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 23.