A Requirements Engineering Process for OPEN Development
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Type of Work12 pages
Citation of Original PublicationFowler, D, Henderson-Sellers, B, Swatman, PA. (1999). A Requirements Engineering Process for OPEN Development.
Subjectsrequirement engineering process
system development project
object technology community
comprehensive software process support
requirement engineering method foom
system development environment
The impact of forces such as the internet and the rise of e-commerce has led to an increasingly distributed and diverse style of systems development environment. With this change has come the call for methods suited to this type of development. The object technology community has developed a number of techniques which facilitate development in such an environment (e.g. components, design patterns and templates). However comprehensive software process support is still lacking, particularly in the area of requirements elicitation and specification. This paper describes an implementation of the OPEN methodology which incorporates formal specification into the requirements engineering process through integration of the requirements engineering method FOOM, and how such an approach benefits the types of systems development projects described above.