Improving market-driven RE processes

P Sawyer, I Sommerville, G Kotonya

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Orthodox requirements engineering process models have evolved to support the needs of organisations developing bespoke software. These models adapt poorly to the specification and development of market-driven software products. This is unfortunate because market-driven software developers are economically important and face quite distinct problems. Time-to-market is typically the overriding constraint of market-driven products and, for many organisations, this squeezes the resources available for performing the requirements process and for its improvement. In this paper we examine the background to these problems and propose pragmatic and lightweight measures that can help organisations adapt orthodox requirements engineering good practice to their market-driven businesses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement
EditorsM. Oivo, P. Kuvaja
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 22 Jun 199924 Jun 1999

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
ISSN (Print)0357-9387


Conference International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement


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