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A Framework for Modelling Evolving Requirements

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor John Dobson



The most crucial aspect of software engineering is the gathering of requirements. Increasing the amount of time and improving the quality of effort expended at this stage will lead to fewer and more manageable problems later on in the development life-cycle. The purpose of this paper is to highlight one of the most crucial problems that afflict user organisations when engaging in I.T. systems: the problem that the requirements for the system may change and evolve during the construction of the system. What we propose in this paper is a framework in which evolving and emerging requirements can be dealt with in an iterative manner within a method constructed upon a user-centred design philosophy. This paper is a presentation of recent developments made in the ORDIT project which was reported on last year.

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Author(s): Blyth AJC, Chudge J, Dobson JE, Strens MR

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1993

Pages: 22

Print publication date: 01/11/1993

Source Publication Date: November 1993

Report Number: 455

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne