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Model-based prioritization in business-process-driven software development

: Riegel, Norman


Heimdahl, M. ; IEEE Computer Society:
20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2012. Proceedings : 24-28 September 2012, Chicago, Illinois
Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2783-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2784-8 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2785-5
International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) <20, 2012, Chicago/Ill.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()
requirements engineering; requirements prioritization; requirements elicitation; information system

Requirements engineers in business-process-driven software development are faced with the challenge of letting stakeholders determine which requirements are actually relevant for early business success and should be considered first or even at all during the elicitation and analysis activities. In the area of requirements engineering (RE) and release planning, prioritization is an established strategy for achieving this goal. Available prioritization approaches, however, do not consider all idiosyncrasies of business-process-driven software development. This lack of appropriate prioritization leads to effort often being spent on (RE) activities of minor importance. To support the requirements engineer in overcoming this problem, the idea of applying different models during prioritization is introduced, which shall bring it to a more reliable basis. Through this notion it is expected to reduce unnecessary (RE) activities by focusing on the most important requirements.