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Introduction of a Process Maturity Model for Market-driven Product Management and Requirements engineering
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, ISSN 1532-060X, E-ISSN 1532-0618, Vol. 24, no 1, 83-113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The area of software product development of software intensive products has received much attention, especially in the area of requirements engineering and product management. Many companies are faced with new challenges when operating in an environment where potential requirements number in thousands or even tens of thousands, and where a product does not have a customer, but any number of customers or markets. The development organization carries not only all the costs of development, but also takes all the risks. In this environment traditional bespoke requirements engineering, together with traditional process assessment and improvement models fall short as they do not address the unique challenges of a market-driven environment. This paper introduces the Market-driven Requirements Engineering Process Model, aimed at enabling process improvement and process assurance for organizations faced with these new challenges. The model is also validated in the industry through three case studies where the model is used for process assessment and improvement suggestion. Initial results show that the model is appropriate for process improvement for organizations operating in a market-driven environment. In addition, the model was designed to be light weight in terms of low cost and thus adapted not only for large organizations but suitable for small and medium enterprises as well.

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John Wiley and Sons , 2012. Vol. 24, no 1, 83-113 p.
Keyword [en]
market driven, process improvement, technology product management, requirements engineering, process assessment, maturity model, software product management
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7190DOI: 10.1002/smr.535ISI: 000301645300006Local ID: diva2:834772

In print Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution – Research and Practice, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/smr.535

Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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