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dc.contributor.advisorBarber, Suzanne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGraser, Thomas
dc.creatorLebo, Julie A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-05T20:17:12Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:30:41Z
dc.date.available2016-10-05T20:17:12Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:30:41Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2R785Q6Q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/41494
dc.description.abstractRequirements are the foundation of any successful project, as they provide the guidance and constraints to build a system. Requirement engineering is a critical aspect of the software development lifecycle. Work in this field has primarily focused on developing processes and methods for new development projects. However, at least 50% of people that work in the software industry work on maintenance projects and little work has been done to explore the requirement process needs in this area. A small sample of maintenance projects were analyzed to identify the current requirement process utilized, determine strengths and weaknesses of this process, and explore the necessary and desired qualities of a future requirement process. Additionally, the differences between maintenance work and new development were further explored. Criteria were then developed to determine the usefulness and effectiveness of a requirement process for a maintenance project. Existing requirement methodologies were then evaluated to determine a possible strategy that would satisfy the criteria for maintenance work. The current approaches available in the requirement engineering field all satisfy parts of the criteria, but a combination of these strategies should be used in a maintenance setting. Additional work is needed for maintenance requirement process development but existing methodologies provide useful and effective tools that can provide benefits for all types of projects.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRequirements
dc.subjectRequirement engineering
dc.subjectMaintenance projects
dc.titleAn evaluation of requirement engineering methods for maintenance projects
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.type.materialtext
dc.date.updated2016-10-05T20:17:13Z
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7446-8034


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