A Traceability Metamodel for Change Management of Non-functional Requirements


Kassab, M. and Ormanjieva, O. and Daneva, M. (2008) A Traceability Metamodel for Change Management of Non-functional Requirements. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2008, 20-22 Aug 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract:Requirements changes are an issue in the software
development life cycle which often originates from an
incomplete knowledge of the domain of interest.
Hardly any requirement manifests in isolation, and
usually the provision of one requirement may affect
the level of provision of another. Understanding the
relations among system requirements is essential to
ensuring their consistency and change management.
In practice, many organizations either focus their
traceability efforts on functional requirements (FRs)
or else fail entirely to implement an effective
traceability process. Tracing non-functional
requirements (NFRs) has, by and large, been
neglected. In this paper, we propose a metamodel
which explicitly captures NFRs and their relations,
and which is independent from any programming
paradigm. In addition, we present an implementation
using XML-based representations for the metamodel
and XQuery queries to represent tracing information.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/65197
Official URL:http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SERA.2008.37
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