Integrating Risk Management Activities into Requirements Engineering

Islam, Shareeful (2010) ‘Integrating Risk Management Activities into Requirements Engineering’, Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), pp. 299-310.

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Abstract

Software projects are often faced with unanticipated problems caused by e.g. changes in the development environment resulting in delays or threatening the ability of the project to succeed. Managing these uncertainties is a challenging task at all phases of the development, but nevertheless crucial in controlling schedule and costs. Therefore software development risks need to be controlled as early as possible. As software development risks are not merely of technical nature it is equally important to tackle non-technical risks. The paper presents a goal-driven software development risk management model (GSRM) that takes a holistic view on development, taking both technical and non-technical development components into consideration. The focus of the paper is on how to integrate GSRM and particularly the holistic risk perspective into requirements engineering. GSRM effectively identifies and makes explicit the critical project goals (for arriving at a successful project) and the risk factors that may obstruct these goals. GSRM also helps in planning how to employ control actions for mitigating risks and by that increase the ability to meet project goals. The integrated requirements engineering risk management model has been applied to an on-going development project in a low-cost development environment (Bangladesh). The result showed it to be relatively trivial to integrate the model into requirements engineering activities and that the model did indeed contribute to the overall project success.

Item Type: Conference or Event Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Citation: Islam, S., Houmb, S.H., (2010) 'Integrating Risk Management Activities into Requirements Engineering', Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS), pp. 299-310..
Divisions: Schools > Architecture Computing and Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 16:20
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 11:59
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1582

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