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Experience in Managing Requirements Between Distributed Parties in a Research Project Context

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ken Pierce, Dr Claire Ingram



This paper describes the experience of managing arequirements process between distributed parties with diverseinterests in a research project context. We present some key‘lessons learned’ from a new case study, the DESTECS project,and summarise lessons learned from previous experience reports.Key risks include obstacles imposed by the geographic distance;the different domain knowledge and working contexts of partners;and a risk that autonomous partners’ goals do not alwayscoincide. Our observations on a new case study broadly supporta previous study, but we also propose some new lessons to learn,including the creation of a small, representative ‘requirements authority’(RA); investing time in studying common concepts earlyin the project; and ensuring that expectations for requirementsand for deliveries are made explicit.

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Author(s): Pierce K, Ingram C, Bos B, Ribeiro A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)

Year of Conference: 2013

Pages: 124-128

Date deposited: 02/07/2014

ISSN: 9780768550572

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2013.23