Towards Guidelines for Preventing Critical Requirements Engineering Problems. Mafra, P., Kalinowski, M., Fernández, D. M., Felderer, M., & Wagner, S. In 42th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2016, Limassol, Cyprus, August 31 - Sept. 2, 2016, pages 25-29, 2016.
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[Context] Problems in Requirements Engineering (RE) can lead to serious consequences during the software development lifecycle. [Goal] The goal of this paper is to propose empirically-based guidelines that can be used by different types of organisations according to their size (small, medium or large) and process model (agile or plan-driven) to help them in preventing such problems. [Method] We analysed data from a survey on RE problems answered by 228 organisations in 10 different countries. [Results] We identified the most critical RE problems, their causes and mitigation actions, organizing this information by clusters of size and process model. Finally, we analysed the causes and mitigation actions of the critical problems of each cluster to get further insights into how to prevent them. [Conclusions] Based on our results, we suggest preliminary guidelines for preventing critical RE problems in response to context characteristics of the companies. © 2016 IEEE.
@inproceedings{MafraKFFW16,
  author    = {Priscilla Mafra and
               Marcos Kalinowski and
               Daniel M{\'{e}}ndez Fern{\'{a}}ndez and
               Michael Felderer and
               Stefan Wagner},
  title     = {Towards Guidelines for Preventing Critical Requirements Engineering
               Problems},
  abstract  = {[Context] Problems in Requirements Engineering (RE) can lead to serious consequences during the software development lifecycle. [Goal] The goal of this paper is to propose empirically-based guidelines that can be used by different types of organisations according to their size (small, medium or large) and process model (agile or plan-driven) to help them in preventing such problems. [Method] We analysed data from a survey on RE problems answered by 228 organisations in 10 different countries. [Results] We identified the most critical RE problems, their causes and mitigation actions, organizing this information by clusters of size and process model. Finally, we analysed the causes and mitigation actions of the critical problems of each cluster to get further insights into how to prevent them. [Conclusions] Based on our results, we suggest preliminary guidelines for preventing critical RE problems in response to context characteristics of the companies. © 2016 IEEE.},			   
  booktitle = {42th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications,
               {SEAA} 2016, Limassol, Cyprus, August 31 - Sept. 2, 2016},
  pages     = {25-29},
  year      = {2016},
  url       = {./publications/MafraKFFW16.pdf},
  doi       = {10.1109/SEAA.2016.50},
}
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