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Main Title: Requirements Quality Is Quality in Use
Author(s): Femmer, Henning
Vogelsang, Andreas
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The quality of requirements engineering artifacts is widely considered a success factor for software projects. Currently, the definition of high-quality or good RE artifacts is often provided through normative references, such as quality standards, textbooks, or generic guidelines. We see various problems of such normative references: (1) It is hard to ensure that the contained rules are complete, (2) the contained rules are not context-dependent, and (3) the standards lack precise reasoning why certain criteria are considered bad quality. To change this understanding, we postulate that creating an RE artifact is rarely an end in itself, but just a means to understand and reach the project’s goals. Following this line of thought, the purpose of an RE artifact is to support the stakeholders in whatever activities they are performing in the project. This purpose must define high-quality RE artifacts. To express this view, we contribute an activity-based RE quality meta model and show applications of this paradigm. Lastly, we describe the impacts of this view onto research and practice.
Issue Date: 2019
Date Available: 10-May-2019
DDC Class: 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Subject(s): software
software engineering
software quality
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01IS15003, Q-Effekt : Qualitätssicherungsmaßnahmen effektiv steuern
Journal Title: IEEE software
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publisher Place: Los Alamitos, Calif.
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1109/MS.2018.110161823
Page Start: 83
Page End: 91
EISSN: 1937-4194
ISSN: 0740-7459
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