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The significance of requirements in medical device software development

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dc.contributor.author Mc Hugh, Martin
dc.contributor.author Ali, Abder-Rahman
dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-09T13:06:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-09T13:06:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3301
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software to be used in or as a medical device is subject to user requirements. However, unlike unregulated software, medical device software must meet both the user’s requirements and the requirements of the regulatory body of the region into which the software will be marketed. Regulatory requirements are fixed and can be planned for; unfortunately, the same is not true with user requirements. As many medical device software development organisations are following traditional sequential Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC), they are experiencing difficulties accommodating changes in requirements once development has begun. Agile methods and practices offer the ability to overcome the challenges associated with following a sequential SDLC. Whilst the regulatory requirements are fixed, this paper presents these requirements and shows how they appear to mandate the use of a sequential SDLC. This paper also explains how agile methods and practices can be successfully adopted in the development of medical device software without hindering the process of achieving regulatory approval. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher EuroSPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Systems and Software Process Improvement and Innovation Conference EuroSPI;
dc.subject agile en_US
dc.subject medical en_US
dc.subject safety critical en_US
dc.subject regulated en_US
dc.subject requirements en_US
dc.subject FDA en_US
dc.subject SDLC en_US
dc.title The significance of requirements in medical device software development en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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