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Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on (2000)
Schaumburg, Illinois
June 19, 2000 to June 23, 2000
ISSN: 1097-0592
ISBN: 0-7695-0565-1
pp: 191
Daniela E. Herlea Damian , University of Calgary
Armin Eberlein , University of Calgary
Mildred L.G. Shaw , University of Calgary
Brian R. Gaines , University of Calgary
Delivering systems that meet all stakeholders' needs is easier said than done in a software development world in which resource constraints are everyday realities. In particular, the negotiation between different stakeholders and the reconciliation of their conflicting viewpoints has been recognized as major problems in requirements engineering. This is even more challenging as organizations become more global, and requirements often come from distributed groups. Although the use of multimedia meeting systems is becoming a reality in distributed software development, our knowledge of how such systems affect group performance and their role in facilitating social processes in requirements engineering is limited.This paper reports on a study that compared the performance of groups in face-to-face and distributed requirements negotiation meetings, paying special consideration to the socio-psychological aspects of group interaction in both communication media.

B. R. Gaines, D. E. Damian, M. L. Shaw and A. Eberlein, "The Effects of Communication Media on Group Performance in Requirements Engineering," Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on(ICRE), Schaumburg, Illinois, 2000, pp. 191.
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