A Conceptual Model of Client-driven Agile Requirements Prioritization: Results of a Case Study

Zornitza Racheva, Maia Daneva, Andrea Herrmann

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    Abstract

    Requirements (re)prioritization is an essential mechanism of agile development approaches to maximize the value for the clients and to accommodate changing requirements. Yet, in the agile Requirements Engineering (RE) literature, very little is known about how agile (re)prioritization happens in practice. Conceptual models about this process are missing, which, in turn, makes it difficult for both practitioners and researchers to reason about requirements decision-making at inter-iteration time. We did a multiple case study on agile requirements prioritization methods to yield a conceptual model for understanding the inter-iteration prioritization process. The model is derived by using interview data from practitioners in 8 development organizations. Such a model makes explicit the concepts that are used tacitly in the agile requirements prioritization practice and can be used for structuring future empirical investigations about this topic, and for analyzing, supporting, and improving the process in real-life projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationESEM '10
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement
    EditorsG. Succi, M. Morisio, N. Nagappan
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0039-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
    Event4th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2010 - Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
    Duration: 15 Sep 201017 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement 2010
    Abbreviated titleESEM 2010
    CountryItaly
    CityBolzano-Bozen
    Period15/09/1017/09/10

    Keywords

    • Agile development
    • SCS-Services
    • Requirements prioritization
    • Inter-iteration decision-making process
    • Case study

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    Racheva, Z., Daneva, M., & Herrmann, A. (2010). A Conceptual Model of Client-driven Agile Requirements Prioritization: Results of a Case Study. In G. Succi, M. Morisio, & N. Nagappan (Eds.), ESEM '10: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement [39] New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1852786.1852837