Effect of Project Management in Requirements Engineering and Requirements Change Management Processes for Global Software Development

Muhammad Shafiq, Qinghua Zhang, Muhammad Azeem Akbar, Arif Ali Khan, Shahid Hussain, Fazal-E-Amin, Asfandyar Khan, Aized Amin Soofi

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Abstract

Presently, global software development (GSD) is growing very rapidly. However, it is not an easy and straightforward process. Requirements engineering (RE) and requirements change management (RCM) both are considered as very challenging activities due to demanding rich communications. Because it is necessary to address geographical and cultural differences in GSD, this requirement makes RE and RCM challenging. This paper investigates the importance of project management in RE and RCM processes. First, the frameworks with the phenomena of specialized project management are proposed for RE and RCM. Then, a survey and blind interviews of the experts are conducted to validate the proposed frameworks. Finally, statistical tools are applied to analyze the collected data. By utilizing the analyzed data, our results show the significant impacts of both frameworks (i.e., RE and RCM) in the GSD environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25747-25763
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Access
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

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