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Oriol M. et al. (2019) Data-Driven Elicitation of Quality Requirements in Agile Companies. In: Piattini M., Rupino da Cunha P., García Rodríguez de Guzmán I., Pérez-Castillo R. (eds) Quality of Information and Communications Technology. QUATIC 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1010. Springer, Cham

Data-driven elicitation of quality requirements in agile companies

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Author: Oriol, Marc1; Seppänen, Pertti2; Behutiye, Woubshet2;
Organizations: 1Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3ITTI Sp. z o.o., Poznań, Poland
4University of Science and Technology, UTP, Bydgoszcz, Poland
5Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
6NOKIA, Oulu, Finland
7Softeam, Paris, France
8Bittium Wireless Ltd., Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-19


Quality Requirements (QRs) are a key artifact to ensure the quality and success of a software system. Despite its importance, QRs have not reached the same degree of attention as its functional counterparts, especially in the context of trending software development methodologies like Agile Software Development (ASD). Moreover, crucial information that can be obtained from data sources of a project under development (e.g. JIRA, github,…) are not fully exploited, or even neglected, in QR elicitation activities. In this work, we present a data-driven approach to semi-automatically generate and document QRs in the context of ASD. We define an architecture focusing on the process and the artefacts involved. We validate and iterate on such architecture by conducting workshops in four companies of different size and profile. Finally, we present the implementation of such architecture, considering the feedback and outcomes of the conducted workshops.

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Series: Communications in computer and information science
ISSN: 1865-0929
ISSN-E: 1865-0937
ISSN-L: 1865-0929
ISBN: 978-3-030-29238-6
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-29237-9
Pages: 49 - 63
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29238-6_4
Host publication: Quality of information and communications technology : 12th International Conference, QUATIC 2019, Ciudad Real, Spain, September 11–13, 2019, proceedings
Host publication editor: Piattini, Mario
Rupino da Cunha, Paulo
García Rodríguez de Guzmán, Ignacio
Pérez-Castillo, Ricardo
Conference: International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology
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 programme under grant agreement No 732253.
EU Grant Number: (732253) Q-RAPIDS - Quality-Aware Rapid Software Development
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