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DESCRY: A Method for Evaluating Decision-Supporting Capabilities of Requirements Engineering Tools

  • Beatrice Alenljung
  • Anne Persson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5025)

Abstract

Complex decision-making is a prominent aspect of requirements engineering (RE) and the need for improved decision support for RE decision-makers has been identified by a number of authors in the research literature. Decision-supporting features and qualities can be integrated in RE tools. Thus, there is a need to evaluate the decision-supporting capabilities of RE tools. In this paper, we introduce a summative, criteria-based evaluation method termed DESCRY, which purpose is to investigate to what extent RE tools have decision-supporting capabilities. The criteria and their related questions are empirically as well as theoretically grounded.

Keywords

Requirement Engineering Decision Situation Requirement Engineer Test Case Selection Requirement Prioritization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beatrice Alenljung
    • 1
  • Anne Persson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Humanities and InformaticsUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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