Marilyn T. Gaska , Lockheed Martin Federal Systems - Owego
Donald C. Gause , Binghamton University
Abstract: This paper describes a method and a sample application of an approach to cross-discipline requirements engineering process patterns. The patterns concept has been applied to the cross-discipline design process domain to include requirements definition, analysis, and validation in contrast to previous efforts in requirements product pattern and discipline-specific process patterns. A method, template, and example process pattern are described. Ways to apply this method to extend the requirement exploration framework of Gause and Weinberg are proposed for generic design problems in any discipline to include a domain-specific process composition approach. A proposed list of patterns based on this framework is provided. A follow on paper will detail cross-discipline analysis results and pattern identification, to include case study analysis from an exemplar set of successful and failed projects and validation using a final case study.