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Is it possible to disregard obsolete requirements?: An initial experiment on a potentially new bias in software effort estimation
Chalmers University of Technology, SWE.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
2017 (English)In: Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 10th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2017, 56-61 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Effort estimation is a complex area in decision-making, and is influenced by a diversity of factors that could increase the estimation error. The effects on effort estimation accuracy of having obsolete requirements in specifications have not yet been studied. This study aims at filling that gap. A total of 150 students were asked to provide effort estimates for different amounts of requirements, and one group was explicitly told to disregard some of the given requirements. The results show that even the extra text instructing participants to exclude requirements in the estimation task, had the subjects give higher estimates. The effect of having obsolete requirements in requirements specifications and backlogs in software effort estimation is not taken into account enough today, and this study provides empirical evidence that it possibly should. We also suggest different psychological explanations to the found effect. © 2017 IEEE.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2017. 56-61 p.
Keyword [en]
Software engineering, Effort estimates, Effort Estimation, Estimation errors, Psychological explanation, Requirements specifications, Software effort estimation, Specifications
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-15045DOI: 10.1109/CHASE.2017.10Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85025839468ISBN: 9781538640395 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-15045DiVA: diva2:1135021
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10th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE, Buenes Aires
Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-22 Last updated: 2017-08-22Bibliographically approved

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