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A lightweight technique for assessing risks in requirements analysis

Boness, K. D., Finkelstein, A. and Harrison, R. (2008) A lightweight technique for assessing risks in requirements analysis. IET Software, 2 (1). pp. 46-57.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1049/iet-sen:20070068


A simple and practical technique for assessing the risks, that is, the potential for error, and consequent loss, in software system development, acquired during a requirements engineering phase is described. The technique uses a goal-based requirements analysis as a framework to identify and rate a set of key issues in order to arrive at estimates of the feasibility and adequacy of the requirements. The technique is illustrated and how it has been applied to a real systems development project is shown. How problems in this project could have been identified earlier is shown, thereby avoiding costly additional work and unhappy users.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:6093
Uncontrolled Keywords:requirements management, risks
Publisher:The Institute of Engineering and Technology

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