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Main Title: Challenging incompleteness of performance requirements by sentence patterns
Author(s): Eckhardt, Jonas
Vogelsang, Andreas
Femmer, Henning
Mager, Philipp
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: Performance requirements play an important role in software development. They describe system behavior that directly impacts the user experience. Specifying performance requirements in a way that all necessary content is contained, i.e., the completeness of the individual requirements, is challenging, yet project critical. Furthermore, it is still an open question, what content is necessary to make a performance requirement complete. To address this problem, we introduce a framework for specifying performance requirements. This framework (i) consists of a unified model derived from existing performance classifications, (ii) denotes completeness through a content model, and (iii) is operationalized through sentence patterns. We evaluate both the applicability of the framework as well as its ability uncover incompleteness with performance requirements taken from 11 industrial specifications. In our study, we were able to specify 86% of the examined performance requirements by means of our framework. Furthermore, we show that 68% of the specified performance requirements are incomplete with respect to our notion of completeness. We argue that our framework provides an actionable definition of completeness for performance requirements.
Issue Date: 2016
Date Available: 4-May-2018
DDC Class: 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Subject(s): completeness
performance requirements
sentence patterns
time factors
volume measurement
size measurement
load modeling
Proceedings Title: Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2016 IEEE 24th International
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: Los Alamitos, California
Publisher DOI: 10.1109/RE.2016.24
Page Start: 46
Page End: 55
ISSN: 2332-6441
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