Where do we stand in requirements engineering improvement today? First results from a mapping study

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Saahil Ognawala, Stefan Wagner, Maia Daneva

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    Abstract

    Context: Requirements engineering process improvement (REPI) approaches have gained much attention in research and practice. [Goal] So far, there is no comprehensive view on the research in REPI in terms of solutions and current state of reported evidence. We aims to provide an overview on the existing solutions, their underlying principles and their research type facets, i.e. their state of empirical evidence. Method: To this end, we conducted a systematic mapping study of the REPI publication space. Results: This paper reports on the first findings regarding research type facets of the contributions as well as selected methodological principles. We found a strong focus in the existing research on solution proposals for REPI approaches that concentrate on normative assessments and benchmarks of the RE activities rather than on holistic RE improvements according to individual goals of companies. Conclusions: We conclude, so far, that there is a need to broaden the work and to investigate more problem-driven REPI which also targets the improvement of the quality of the underlying RE artefacts, which currently seem out of scope.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014
    EditorsM. Torchiano
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2774-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2014
    Event8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014 - Torino, Italy
    Duration: 18 Sep 201419 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 8
    http://softeng.polito.it/ESEIW2014/ESEM/

    Publication series

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    PublisherACM

    Conference

    Conference8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014
    Abbreviated titleESEM 2014
    CountryItaly
    CityTorino
    Period18/09/1419/09/14
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • EWI-25413
    • SCS-Services
    • Requirements Engineering
    • METIS-309720
    • Software Process Improvement
    • IR-94330
    • Systematic Mapping Study

    Cite this

    Méndez Fernández, D., Ognawala, S., Wagner, S., & Daneva, M. (2014). Where do we stand in requirements engineering improvement today? First results from a mapping study. In M. Torchiano (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2014 (pp. 1-4). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2652524.2652555