Scope management of non-functional requirements

Mohamad Hassan Kassab, M. Daneva, O. Ormandjieva

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Abstract

In order to meet commitments in software projects, a realistic assessment must be made of project scope. Such an assessment relies on the availability of knowledge on the user-defined project requirements and their effort estimates and priorities, as well as their risk. This knowledge enables analysts, managers and software engineers to identify the most significant requirements from the list of requirements initially defined by the user. In practice, this scope assessment is applied to the Functional Requirements (FRs) provided by users who are unaware of, or ignore, the Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs). This paper presents ongoing research which aims at managing NFRs during the software development process. Establishing the relative priority of each NFR, and obtaining a rough estimate of the effort and risk associated with it, is integral to the software development process and to resource management. Our work extends the taxonomy of the NFR framework by integrating the concept of the "hardgoal". A functional size measure of NFRs is applied to facilitate the effort estimation process. The functional size measurement method we have chosen is COSMIC-FFP, which is theoretically sound and the de facto standard in the software industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUROMICRO 2007 - Proceedings of the 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007
Pages409-417
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007 - Lubeck, Germany
Duration: Aug 27 2007Aug 31 2007

Publication series

NameEUROMICRO 2007 - Proceedings of the 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007

Other

Other33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007
CountryGermany
CityLubeck
Period8/27/078/31/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Kassab, M. H., Daneva, M., & Ormandjieva, O. (2007). Scope management of non-functional requirements. In EUROMICRO 2007 - Proceedings of the 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007 (pp. 409-417). [4301105] (EUROMICRO 2007 - Proceedings of the 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/EUROMICRO.2007.53