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Global software development : the next RE frontier?

Crofts, Merete, Smith, Ross and Fraunholz, Bardo 2004, Global software development : the next RE frontier?, in AWRE'04 : Proceedings of the 9th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering, University of South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust., pp. 12.1-12.12.

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Title Global software development : the next RE frontier?
Author(s) Crofts, Merete
Smith, Ross
Fraunholz, Bardo
Conference name Requirements Engineering Workshop (9th : 2004 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 6-7 December 2004
Title of proceedings AWRE'04 : Proceedings of the 9th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering
Editor(s) Nguyen, Lemai
Armarego, Jocelyn
Swatman, Paul A.
Publication date 2004
Conference series Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering
Start page 12.1
End page 12.12
Total pages 12
Publisher University of South Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, S. Aust.
Keyword(s) engineering
Summary Requirements Engineers face an emerging set of challenges, which compound the traditional Requirements Engineering (RE) challenges (stakeholder identification, domain expertise, communication, analytic skills, problem solving, ...) that have arguably still not been fully addressed. This is the challenge of RE in the world of global software development, with requirements teams working in virtual mode (possibly on different continents), with the software having to operate in multiple contexts, addressing the needs of different cultures and legal jurisdictions, and having to build sales in different marketplaces. Further the need arises to specify software that is progressively enhanced through regular releases, rather than the “green field” specification of products.

This theoretical paper introduces these challenges, and presents an initial selection of theoretical models, drawn from many and varied source disciplines, which might be employed to gain insight into various features of RE in support of global software development. To illustrate the potential relevance of this selection of models, a longitudinal case study with a recently identified software developer, to follow the specification and subsequent roll-out of a future release of a software product for sale globally, is introduced. Features of the situation faced by that organisation are highlighted, to illustrate the potential relevance of the diverse models that have been identified.
Notes Held at the University of Adelaide.
ISBN 1920927204
9781920927202
Language eng
Field of Research 080606 Global Information Systems
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005332

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