A reflection on agile requirements engineering: solutions brought and challenges posed

Irum Inayat, Lauriane Moraes, Maia Daneva, Siti Salwah Salim

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    Abstract

    The software development industry has rapidly accepted agile methods. Empirical studies suggest that due to their flexible and emergent nature, agile methods brought solutions to several chronic problems of traditional software development methods. One among the many is the acceptance of requirements changes at later stages of development. However, knowledge about the solutions that agile brought to requirements engineering (RE) is fragmented. Also, little is known about whether the agile philosophy, while introducing solutions to well-known RE problems from the past, has unintentionally opened new challenges. This paper offers a reflection on this matter. Based on the results of our recently published systematic review on agile RE, we reflect on the differences of ‘traditional’ and agile RE and the practices adopted by the latter, on the solutions and challenges of agile RE, and on some implications that agile RE might have posed for research and practice.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering in Agile Development (READ)
    EditorsMaria Paasivaara
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages61-67
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3409-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015
    Event1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering in Agile Development, READ 2015: 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering in Agile Development (READ) - Helsinki, Finnland, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 25 May 201525 May 2015
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM

    Workshop

    Workshop1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering in Agile Development, READ 2015
    Abbreviated titleREAD
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period25/05/1525/05/15
    Other25 May 2015

    Keywords

    • EWI-26928
    • Requirements Engineering
    • Requirements Engineering Practices
    • Traditional Requirements Engineering
    • METIS-316880
    • IR-100177
    • Agile Requirements Engineering
    • Agile Requirements Engineering Challenges
    • Agile Software Development

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