Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (Cat. No.PR00188) (1999)
June 7, 1999 to June 11, 1999
C. Ncube , City University, London
N.A.M. Maiden , City University, London
This paper proposes a new process to address the lack of guidance for acquiring requirements to enable evaluation of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software. The process is part goal-driven and part context-driven, in that it exploits models of the candidate COTS software as well as process goals to guide a requirements engineering team. The paper demonstrates the approach with selection of a commercial electronic-mail system. It also describes a prototype software tool currently under development, and outlines future research directions to extend and evaluate the approach.
COTS software, requirements acquisition, software selection, process guidance, PORE
N. Maiden and C. Ncube, "Guidance for Parallel Requirements Acquisition and COTS Software Selection," Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (Cat. No.PR00188)(RE), Limerick, Ireland, 1999, pp. 133.