An Industrial Case Study on Measuring the Quality of the Requirements Scoping Process

  • Krzysztof Wnuk
  • Markus Borg
  • Sardar Muhammad Sulaman
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_34

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10027)
Cite this paper as:
Wnuk K., Borg M., Sulaman S. (2016) An Industrial Case Study on Measuring the Quality of the Requirements Scoping Process. In: Abrahamsson P., Jedlitschka A., Nguyen Duc A., Felderer M., Amasaki S., Mikkonen T. (eds) Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10027. Springer, Cham


Decision making and requirements scoping occupy central roles in helping to develop products that are demanded by the customers and ensuring company strategies are accurately realized in product scope. Many companies experience continuous and frequent scope changes and fluctuations but struggle to measure the phenomena and correlate the measurement to the quality of the requirements process. We present the results from an exploratory interview study among 22 participants working with requirements management processes at a large company that develops embedded systems for a global market. Our respondents shared their opinions about the current set of requirements management process metrics as well as what additional metrics they envisioned as useful. We present a set of metrics that describe the quality of the requirements scoping process. The findings provide practical insights that can be used as input when introducing new measurement programs for requirements management and decision making.


Requirements engineering Software metrics Process improvement 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Wnuk
    • 1
  • Markus Borg
    • 2
  • Sardar Muhammad Sulaman
    • 3
  1. 1.Software Engineering Research Lab, Department of Software EngineeringBlekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskronaSweden
  2. 2.SICS Swedish ICT ABLundSweden
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceLund UniversityLundSweden

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