Issue No.01 - January/February (2007 vol.24)
Jim Azar , Orasi Software
Randy K. Smith , University of Alabama
David Cordes , University of Alabama
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2007.30
Requirements Engineering, especially requirements prioritization and selection, plays a critical role in overall project development. In small companies, this often difficult process can affect not only project success but also overall company survivability. A value-oriented prioritization (VOP) framework can help this process by clarifying and quantifying the selection and prioritization issues. A case study of a small development company shows a successful VOP deployment that improved communications and saved time by focusing requirements decisions for new product releases on core company values. This article is part of a special issue on Software Engineering Challenges in Small Software Organizations.
requirements/specifications, software engineering, value-based software engineering
Jim Azar, Randy K. Smith, David Cordes, "Value-Oriented Requirements Prioritization in a Small Development Organization", IEEE Software, vol.24, no. 1, pp. 32-37, January/February 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.30