Requirements engineering problems and practices in software companies: An industrial survey

Badariah Solemon, Shamsul Sahibuddin, Abdul Azim Abd Ghani

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Abstract

This paper presents about a study conducted to investigate the current state of Requirements Engineering (RE) problems and practices amongst the software development companies in Malaysia. The main objective of the study is to determine areas in RE process that should be addressed in future research in order to improve the process. Information required for the study was obtained through a survey, questionnaires distributed to project managers and software developers who are working at various software development companies in the country. Results show that software companies in this study are still facing great challenges in getting their requirements right due to organizational and technical factors. Also, we found out that high-maturity ratings do not generally correlate better performance and do not indicate effective, high-maturity practices especially to the RE practices. The findings imply that we must consider both human and technical problems, with extra care should be given to the technical issues and all the RE practices in our future research which is to re-build a specialized RE process improvement model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Software Engineering - Intl. Conf. on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2009, Part of Future Generation Information Technology Conf., FGIT 2009, Proc.
Pages70-77
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2009
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2009, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2009 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10 Dec 200912 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume59 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2009, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period10/12/0912/12/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Solemon, B., Sahibuddin, S., & Ghani, A. A. A. (2009). Requirements engineering problems and practices in software companies: An industrial survey. In Advances in Software Engineering - Intl. Conf. on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications, ASEA 2009, Part of Future Generation Information Technology Conf., FGIT 2009, Proc. (pp. 70-77). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 59 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10619-4_9