A Hybrid Three-Phased Approach in Requirement Elicitation

  • Abubakar ZakariEmail author
  • Abdulmalik Ahmad Lawan
  • Girish Bekaroo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 416)


Requirement elicitation is one of the most important activities in requirement engineering and allocating limited amount of time in this activity is considered to significantly contribute towards failure of software projects. Having quality requirements is also greatly influenced by the techniques utilized during requirement elicitation process. The adoption of a single requirement elicitation technique within software development projects has various drawbacks. As solution, hybrid techniques are being considered as the way towards comprehensive requirements engineering. This paper investigates the hybrid requirement elicitation technique to tackle the challenges developers are facing in the process of software development. In this paper, the combination of 3 requirement elicitation techniques, namely use of questionnaire, interview and prototyping in a unified framework is investigated during the implementation of an online educational system.


Requirement elicitation Requirement engineering Hybrid requirement elicitation Software development life-cycle (SDLC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abubakar Zakari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdulmalik Ahmad Lawan
    • 1
  • Girish Bekaroo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceKano University of Science and TechnologyWudilNigeria
  2. 2.School of Science and TechnologyMiddlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus)VacoasMauritius

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