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López L., Behutiye W., Karhapää P., Ralyté J., Franch X., Oivo M. (2017) Agile Quality Requirements Management Best Practices Portfolio: A Situational Method Engineering Approach. In: Felderer M., Méndez Fernández D., Turhan B., Kalinowski M., Sarro F., Winkler D. (eds) Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10611. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69926-4_45

Agile quality requirements management best practices portfolio : a situational method engineering approach

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Author: López, Lidia1; Behutiye, Woubshet2; Karhapää, Pertti2;
Organizations: 1Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-02-18


Management of Quality Requirements (QRs) is determinant for the success of software projects. However, this management is currently under-considered in software projects and in particular, in agile methods. Although agile processes are focused on the functional aspects of the software, some agile practices can be beneficial for the management of QRs. For example, the collaboration and interaction of people can help in the QR elicitation by reducing vagueness of requirements through communication. In this paper, we present the initial findings of our research investigating what industrial practices, from the agile methods, can be used for better management of QRs in agile software development. We use Situational Method Engineering to identify, complement and classify a portfolio of best practices for QR management in agile environments. In this regard, we present the methodological approach that we are applying for the definition of these guidelines and the requirements that will lead us to compile a portfolio of agile QR management best practices. The proposed requirements correspond to the whole software life cycle starting in the elicitation and finalizing in the deployment phases.

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Series: Lecture notes in computer science
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISSN-E: 1611-3349
ISSN-L: 0302-9743
ISBN: 978-3-319-69926-4
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-69925-7
Pages: 548 - 555
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69926-4_45
Host publication: Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2017
Host publication editor: Felderer , M.
Méndez Fernández, D.
Turhan, B.
Kalinowski, M.
Sarro, F.
Winkler , D.
Conference: International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work is a result of the Q-Rapids project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 732253.
EU Grant Number: (732253) Q-RAPIDS - Quality-Aware Rapid Software Development
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