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Status Quo in Requirements Engineering

Stefan Wagner, Desmond Greer, Casper Lassenius, Tomi Männistö, Maleknaz Nayebi, Markku Oivo, Birgit Penzenstadler, Rafael Prikladnicki, Guenther Ruhe, André Schekelmann, Sagar Sen, Daniel Méndez Fernández (+11 others)
2019 ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology  
We designed a survey instrument and theory that has now been replicated in 10 countries world-wide.  ...  We aim at providing an empirical and valid foundation for a theory of RE, which helps software engineers establish effective and efficient RE processes.  ...  The authors also noticed that most theory has been developed in other disciplines and only a small number of theories detected were genuine to the software engineering discipline.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3306607 fatcat:5kzdnwmwcjhy3ixoi3vwqhreny

Agile Requirements Engineering in Practice: Status Quo and Critical Problems

Stefan Wagner, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Marcos Kalinowski, Michael Felderer
2018 CLEI Electronic Journal  
As part of a bigger survey initiative (Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering), the main goal of this paper is to build an empirical basis on such aspects of agile RE, based on the responses of representatives  ...  Our survey data analyses revealed that agile RE concentrates on free-text documentation of requirements elicited with a variety of techniques.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to the whole NaPiRE team and all participating respondents.  ... 
doi:10.19153/cleiej.21.1.6 fatcat:nropvdjcp5aynmf456ip4ehldu

Status quo in requirements engineering: a theory and a global family of surveys [article]

Stefan Wagner, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Michael Felderer, Antonio Vetrò, Marcos Kalinowski, Roel Wieringa, Dietmar Pfahl, Tayana Conte, Marie-Therese Christiansson, Desmond Greer, Casper Lassenius, Tomi Männistö (+13 others)
2019
In this article, we report on the design of the family of surveys, its underlying theory, and the full results obtained from the replication studies conducted in 10 countries with participants from 228  ...  We designed a survey instrument and an engineer-focused theory that was first piloted in Germany and, after making substantial modifications, has now been replicated in 10 countries worldwide.  ...  the International Requirements Engineering Board for their financial support during the analysis of the recent (third) run.  ... 
doi:10.18419/opus-10379 fatcat:j4ezmwjswbcmxgvzjzrv52lasy

Naming the pain in requirements engineering

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Stefan Wagner
2013 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE '13  
As a long-term goal, the survey will be regularly replicated to manifest a clear understanding on the status quo and practical needs in RE.  ...  Method: We designed a globally distributed family of surveys in joint collaborations with different researchers from different countries.  ...  The overall objective is to establish a regularly performed survey replication to continuously adapt and, finally, manifest a theory on the practical status quo and problems in RE.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2460999.2461027 dblp:conf/ease/FernandezW13 fatcat:fvbbze7r4rex3kuggokbbpaz44

Naming the pain in requirements engineering

D. Méndez Fernández, S. Wagner, M. Kalinowski, M. Felderer, P. Mafra, A. Vetrò, T. Conte, M.-T. Christiansson, D. Greer, C. Lassenius, T. Männistö, M. Nayabi (+11 others)
2016 Empirical Software Engineering  
Motivated by this situation, we initiated the Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering (NaPiRE) initiative which constitutes a globally distributed, bi-yearly replicated family of surveys on the status  ...  quo and problems in practical RE.  ...  NaPiRE constitutes a globally distributed family of practitioner surveys on the status quo, problems, and their causes and e↵ects in RE.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-016-9451-7 fatcat:5p7fmayzgja3jnw2vlkup2x7h4

Trends in Software Engineering in 2020

Layla Alfawzan
2020 Zenodo  
The International journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA) is a Bi-Monthly open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of the Software  ...  The goal of this journal is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding Modern software engineering concepts & establishing new collaborations in  ...  Status quo in requirements engineering: A theory and a global family of surveys. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp9.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3622352 fatcat:tezofqw5hfh23oitcc2ivqoqiq

Naming the pain in requirements engineering: A design for a global family of surveys and first results from Germany

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Stefan Wagner
2015 Information and Software Technology  
We designed a globally distributed family of surveys in joint collaborations with different researchers and completed the first run in Germany.  ...  In this article, we report on the design of the family of surveys, its underlying theory, and the full results obtained from Germany with participants from 58 companies.  ...  and giving us valuable feedback on the basic design of the family of surveys.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2014.05.008 fatcat:ivmezzoxjzdbpj43pkwc2v5g7i

Towards Guidelines for Preventing Critical Requirements Engineering Problems

Priscilla Mafra, Marcos Kalinowski, Daniel Mendez Fernandez, Michael Felderer, Stefan Wagner
2016 2016 42th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA)  
[Method] We analysed data from a survey on RE problems answered by 228 organisations in 10 different countries.  ...  Context] Problems in Requirements Engineering (RE) can lead to serious consequences during the software development lifecycle.  ...  In order to better understand the status quo on RE practice and its critical problems, a project named NaPiRE (Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering) was launched in 2012 involving researchers from  ... 
doi:10.1109/seaa.2016.50 dblp:conf/euromicro/MafraKFF016 fatcat:zvpf4wf6gjee7gvfhm27ah4qta

Towards Building Knowledge on Causes of Critical Requirements Engineering Problems

Marcos Kalinowski, Rodrigo Spinola, Tayana Conte, Rafael Prikladnicki, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Stefan Wagner
2015 Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering  
[Method] We replicated a global family of RE surveys in the Brazil and used the data to identify critical RE problems and to build probabilistic cause-effect diagrams to represent knowledge on their common  ...  Context] Many software projects fail due to problems in requirements engineering (RE).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Softex and each of the 74 responding organizations. Thanks also to CNPq for financial support (project #460627/2014-7).  ... 
doi:10.18293/seke2015-220 dblp:conf/seke/KalinowskiSCPF015 fatcat:eirohpaj6va27hudj5oafhrzt4

On Evidence-based Risk Management in Requirements Engineering [article]

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Michaela Tießler, Marcos Kalinowski, Michael Felderer, Marco Kuhrmann
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Research Method: We use survey data from 228 companies and build a probabilistic network that supports the forecast of context-specific RE phenomena.  ...  The sensitivity of Requirements Engineering (RE) to the context makes it difficult to efficiently control problems therein, thus, hampering an effective risk management devoted to allow for early corrective  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to all practitioners who participated in the evaluation and who shared their experiences and insights into their environments.  ... 
arXiv:1707.00144v2 fatcat:wl3ztrenvng6nnt6oqg5xnclki

On Evidence-Based Risk Management in Requirements Engineering [chapter]

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Michaela Tießler, Marcos Kalinowski, Michael Felderer, Marco Kuhrmann
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
Research Method: We use survey data from 228 companies and build a probabilistic network that supports the forecast of context-specific RE phenomena.  ...  The sensitivity of Requirements Engineering (RE) to the context makes it difficult to efficiently control problems therein, thus, hampering an effective risk management devoted to allow for early corrective  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to all practitioners who participated in the evaluation and who shared their experiences and insights into their environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71440-0_3 fatcat:t4l3rlkmqrez7jolbu52gfsk7i

21st century engineer-entrepreneur

V.K. Arora, L. Faraone
2003 IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine  
This paper first highlights missing links in the aptitude and attitude of an engineer in combining technical knowledge with sound decision-making and effective entrepreneurship.  ...  Third, it presents the distinction between leadership and management with reference to new models espoused in the Theory of Constraints (TOC).  ...  Complexity-sometimes referred to as management of chaos-has been defined as an edge of chaos where new ideas and innovative genotypes are silently transforming status quo.  ... 
doi:10.1109/map.2003.1252815 fatcat:ttd2zjdy7ngk3cpajxzrnrtova

In quest for requirements engineering oracles

Daniel Méndez Fernández, Jakob Mund, Henning Femmer, Antonio Vetrò
2014 Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE '14  
Context: For many years, researchers and practitioners have been proposing various methods and approaches to Requirements Engineering (RE).  ...  We critically reflect on the results and show direct implications for research in the field of RE. Conclusion: We discuss a variety of conclusions we can draw from our results.  ...  For this reason, we initiated a global family of surveys to reveal the status quo in industrial requirements engineering, namely the NaPiRE project ("Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering") [16,  ... 
doi:10.1145/2601248.2601258 dblp:conf/ease/FernandezMFV14 fatcat:ak5tuv2rrrajjbyczelv2taely

Attribute substitution in systems engineering

Eric D. Smith, A. Terry Bahill
2009 Systems Engineering  
Cognitive biases affect decision making in systems engineering (SE).  ...  Willful awareness of attribute substitution, however, can help prevent erroneous reduction in focus, and ensure that valid systems are being built to satisfy customer needs.  ...  Failing To Consider the Effects of Adding Alternatives, and the Status Quo Alternative.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sys.20138 fatcat:rbzugwnv2ve2bmgykeohcsc3ee

Defining Social Engineering in Cybersecurity

Zuoguang Wang, Limin Sun, Hongsong Zhu
2020 IEEE Access  
In this paper, an in-depth literature survey is conducted, the original meaning of social engineering in cybersecurity is traced, the conceptual evolution and technical development are analysed systematically  ...  Social engineering has posed a serious security threat to infrastructure, user, data and operations of cyberspace.  ...  belong to it; 3) properties are binary; and 4) all members of a category have equal status. 2) ''FAMILY RESEMBLANCE'' AND PROTOTYPE THEORY Prototype theory emphasizes that subjective cognition and experience  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2992807 fatcat:6t6ccozovrbvlipldhd6lclnym
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