Influence of Belbin’s Roles in the Quality of the Software Requirements Specification Development by Student Teams

  • Raúl A. Aguilar VeraEmail author
  • Julio C. Díaz Mendoza
  • Mirna A. Muñoz-Mata
  • Juan P. Ucán Pech
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1071)


The article presents a controlled experiment in which the convenience of using the Belbin Role Theory for the integration of work teams, in the tasks of software requirements process, is explored. The study is developed in an academic environment with students of the Software Engineering degree and analyzes the differences between the quality of the software requirements specification document generated by integrated teams with compatible roles (Belbin Teams: BT, according to the Belbin Theory) with the Traditional Teams (TT), in our case, teams integrated with students selected at random. The results of the study provide evidence that the quality of the ERS documents generated by the Belbin Teams is significantly better than that generated by the traditional equipment.


Belbin´s roles Controlled experiment Improvement process software Requirement process Software Engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raúl A. Aguilar Vera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julio C. Díaz Mendoza
    • 1
  • Mirna A. Muñoz-Mata
    • 2
  • Juan P. Ucán Pech
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de MatemáticasUniversidad Autónoma de YucatánMéridaMexico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Unidad ZacatecasZacatecasMexico

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