A meta-model for the assessment of non-functional requirement size

M. Kassab, M. Daneva, O. Ormandjieva

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008
Pages411-418
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventEUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008 - Parma, Italy
Duration: Sep 3 2008Sep 5 2008

Publication series

NameEUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008

Other

OtherEUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008
CountryItaly
CityParma
Period9/3/089/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Kassab, M., Daneva, M., & Ormandjieva, O. (2008). A meta-model for the assessment of non-functional requirement size. In EUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008 (pp. 411-418). [4725748] (EUROMICRO 2008 - Proceedings of the 34th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2008.58