Scouting Requirements Quality Using Visual Representations

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Scouting Requirements Quality Using Visual Representations
Examining the quality of a set of requirements is a sensible project health check given their role in the engineering of quality software systems. However, not all project stakeholders may recognize the value of requirements audits or inspections, and scrutinizing the details of a requirements document can be perceived to be too time-consuming, distracting and costly an activity to undertake early on in a project. We suggest that a major benefit of any such review activity is the discussion that is triggered amongst stakeholders about the artifact under consideration, in this case the requirements document, and that more cursory approaches may yield some of this value and be more appealing so as to encourage this actual practice. In particular, we propose that a visualization of an emerging requirements document could be generated as a vehicle for preliminary review, in advance of more concerted efforts directed towards finding defects in the predominantly text-based artifact itself. ...
Orlena Gotel, Francis T. Marchese
Added 24 May 2010
Updated 24 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IV
Authors Orlena Gotel, Francis T. Marchese
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