Requirements Engineering

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 161–172

A Tool to Support Collaborative Software Requirements Management

  • Michael Lang
  • Jim Duggan
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s007660170002

Cite this article as:
Lang, M. & Duggan, J. Requirements Eng (2001) 6: 161. doi:10.1007/s007660170002

The system requirements specification (SRS) is a highly dynamic document that grows and evolves throughout a software development project, and it is critical that it be carefully engineered and managed. Because the SRS fulfils many roles and is of interest to a diversity of stakeholders, its management should be a collaborative process supported by an automated tool. Commercial requirements management tools are at present insufficiently versatile to support collaboration between a multidisciplinary and potentially distributed team of stakeholders. The requirements for such a collaborative tool are herein presented, alongside the design of a prototype and the findings of its application in a case study.

Key words:Computer-aided software engineering – Requirements management – Requirements volatility – Software development process

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lang
    • 1
  • Jim Duggan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Accountancy and Finance, National University of Ireland, Galway, IrelandIE
  2. 2.Department of Information Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway, IrelandIE