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L. López, J. Partanen, P. Rodríguez and S. Martínez-Fernández, "How Practitioners Manage Quality Requirements in Rapid Software Development: A Survey," 2018 IEEE 1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects (QuaRAP), Banff, AB, 2018, pp. 14-17. doi: 10.1109/QuaRAP.2018.00009

How practitioners manage quality requirements in rapid software development : a survey

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Author: López, Lidia1; Partanen, Jari2; Rodríguez, Pilar3;
Organizations: 1Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
2Bittium Wireless Ltd
3University of Oulu
4Fraunhofer IESE
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-04


Software quality is an essential competitive factor for the success of software companies today. Increasing software quality levels of software products and services requires an adequate integration of quality requirements (QRs) in the software life-cycle, which is still scarcely supported in current rapid software development (RSD) approaches. RSD refers to the organizational capability to develop, release, and learn from software in rapid cycles. Q-Rapids (Quality-aware Rapid Software Development) research project aims to support decision-makers for QRs management in RSD. The goal of this survey is to explore how software development organizations using RSD manage QRs. The survey focuses on: (a) how data is gathered for assessing decisions related to product evolution, (b) how QRs are managed, and (c) the considered QRs in their products. We received 30 responses, from them we can conclude that most of the companies gather data both automatically and manually; QRs are managed together with functional requirements, sometimes or very often functionality gets priority over quality; and, the most reported QRs are relia-bility, performance, and security.

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ISBN: 978-1-5386-8412-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-8413-9
DOI: 10.1109/QuaRAP.2018.00009
Host publication: 2018 1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects, QuaRAP 2018, 21 August 2018, Banff, Alberta, Canada : proceedings
Host publication editor: Franch, Xavier
Jedlitschka, Andreas
Méndez Fernández, Daniel
Oivo, Markku
Conference: Quality Requirements in Agile Projects
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work was partially supported by H2020 Q-Rapids, funded by the EU Research and Innovation program (No. 732253); and GENESIS, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovación (TIN2016-79269-R).
EU Grant Number: (732253) Q-RAPIDS - Quality-Aware Rapid Software Development
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