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dc.contributor.authorFranch Gutiérrez, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPalomares Bonache, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorQuer, Carme
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Serveis i Sistemes d'Informació
dc.identifier.citationFranch, X.; Palomares, C.; Quer, C. Industrial practices on requirements reuse: An interview-based study. A: International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. "Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 26th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2020: Pisa, Italy, March 24–27, 2020: proceedings". Berlín: Springer, 2020, p. 78-94. ISBN 978-3-030-44429-7. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-44429-7_6.
dc.description.abstract[Context and motivation] Requirements reuse has been proposed asa key asset for requirements engineers to efficiently elicit, validate and document softwarer equirements and, as a consequence, obtain requirements specifications of better quality through more effective engineering processes.[Question/problem] Regardless the impact requirements reuse could have in software projects’ suc-cess and efficiency, the requirements engineering community has published veryfew studies reporting the way in which this activity is conducted in industry. [Principal ideas/results] In this paper, we present the results of an interview-based study involving 24 IT professionals on whether they reuse requirementsor not and how. Some kind of requirements reuse is carried out by the majorityof respondents, being organizational and project-related factors the main drivers.Quality requirements are the type most reused. The most common strategy isfind-copy-paste-adapt. Respondents agreed that requirements reuse is beneficial,especially for project-related reasons. The most stated challenge to overcome inrequirements reuse is related to the domain of the project and the development of acompletely new system. [Contribution] With this study, we contribute to the stateof the practice in the reuse of requirements by showing how real organizationscarry out this process and the factors that influence it.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been partially funded by the Horizon 2020 project OpenReq, which is supported by the European Union under the Grant Nr. 732463.
dc.format.extent17 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Enginyeria del software
dc.subject.lcshRequirements engineering
dc.subject.lcshComputer software -- Quality control
dc.subject.otherRequirements reuse
dc.subject.otherRequirements elicitation
dc.subject.otherRequirements documentation
dc.subject.otherInterview-based study
dc.titleIndustrial practices on requirements reuse: An interview-based study
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria de requisits
dc.subject.lemacProgramari -- Control de qualitat
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. inSSIDE - integrated Software, Service, Information and Data Engineering
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/732463/EU/Intelligent Recommendation Decision Technologies for Community-Driven Requirements Engineering/OPENREQ
local.citation.authorFranch, X.; Palomares, C.; Quer, C.
local.citation.contributorInternational Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
local.citation.publicationNameRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 26th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2020: Pisa, Italy, March 24–27, 2020: proceedings

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