Sciweavers

Share
SEAA
2008
IEEE

A Meta-model for the Assessment of Non-Functional Requirement Size

8 years 9 months ago
A Meta-model for the Assessment of Non-Functional Requirement Size
Non-functional requirements (NFRs) pose unique challenges in estimating the effort it would take to implement them. This is mainly because of their unique nature; NFRs are subjective, relative, interactive and tending to have a broad impact on the system as a whole. Nevertheless, it is crucial, when making decisions about the scope of software by given resources and budget, to furnish a justifying and quantitative analysis based on both Functional Requirements (FRs) and NFRs. This paper presents a meta-model which complements the FR dimension with the NFRs as another dimension to be used in effort estimation approaches. The meta-model is deployed to extend the use of the COSMIC functional size measurement method to measure the size of NFRs, as effort is a function of size. We report on a case study to demonstrate our approach in context.
Mohamad Kassab, Maya Daneva, Olga Ormandjieva
Added 01 Jun 2010
Updated 01 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SEAA
Authors Mohamad Kassab, Maya Daneva, Olga Ormandjieva
Comments (0)
books