Defining agile requirements change management: A mapping study

Danyllo Albuquerque, Everton Guimaraes, Mirko Perkusich, Alexandre Costa, Emanuel Dantas, Felipe Ramos, Hyggo Almeida

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As opposed to traditional software development, agile development encourages requirements change. Given the importance of requirements change management, there is an increasing number of studies discussing this process in both traditional and agile software developments. By examining existing works, we observed that there are many ways to improve the management of agile requirements change. Aiming to addressing this research gap, our study focus on defining a process to handle Agile Requirement Change Management (ARCM), as well as identifying practices to support ARCM process. We performed systematic study to map the main practices applied to manage agile requirements change. Our primary goal was to seek a better understanding of possible directions in the ARCM research, and foster discussions for future work. We identified 3 steps to handle the ARCM process, and grouped 11 distinct agile practices to carry out these steps. Even though agile practices might be, to some extent, for managing requirement change, we were able to identify practical challenges when adopting these practices for Agile Requirements Changes management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368667
StatePublished - Mar 30 2020
Event35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2020 - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: Mar 30 2020Apr 3 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing


Conference35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2020
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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