Requirement process establishment and improvement: from the viewpoint of cybernetics

H Xu, P Sawyer, I Sommerville

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Abstract

As a branch of engineering cybernetics, automatic control theory has been extensively applied to improve product, increase productivity and rationalize management. As a first try, this paper intends to adapt the principles of conventional control theory to the field of software process, and use them to define a requirement process control system, its dynamic and steady-state performance, and steps in designing, analyzing and improving such a system. Preliminary studies show that more requirements engineering (RE) process activities relating to measuring elements, including those in feedback compensation and organization support, need to be introduced, recommended and selected The results of this research can be used to guide the establishment and improvement of RE processes, compare different requirement process solutions quantitatively, develop methods for evaluating benefits from process improvements, and structure the application of knowledge about RE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2005. COMPSAC 2005
PublisherIEEE
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2413-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jul 200528 Jul 2005

Conference

Conference29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period26/07/0528/07/05

Keywords

  • SOFTWARE TEST PROCESS
  • MODEL

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