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A stakeholder contribution pattern in requirements decision-making: an empirical study in enterprise development

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Show simple item record Chen, Feng Power, Norah Collins, J.J. 2017-02-07T14:50:23Z 2017-02-07T14:50:23Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Stakeholders are the primary source of requirements both as a source of information and for making requirements decisions. However, with different stakeholders having various roles and perspectives, with distinct or even conflicting interests, and uneven power in making requirements decisions, the literature shows little empirical evidence of how these differences affect the ways they contribute to the requirements decision-making, namely, what the different stakeholders’ contribution patterns are. In this respect, this paper addresses one pattern discovered during a qualitative study, part of a larger study, we conducted in an enterprise development environment. The data was collected from observing requirements workshops, examining requirements related documentations, and also formal meetings and informal conversations with practitioners. Based on this data, we classify stakeholders into: the business-focused stakeholders, the development-side stakeholders, and requirements practitioners. We then present a stakeholders’ contribution pattern representing the Who, Why, What, When, and How for different types of stakeholders. This analysis is illustrated with three different typical case stories drawn from the empirical data. Finally, this study provides evidence for the importance of development-side stakeholders along with business-focused stakeholders in requirements decision-making. Thus we encourage shifting the focus to the business-IT partnership when making requirements decisions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW), IEEE International;pp. 289-295
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject stakeholder contribution pattern en_US
dc.subject requirements decision-making en_US
dc.subject empirical study en_US
dc.title A stakeholder contribution pattern in requirements decision-making: an empirical study in enterprise development en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/REW.2016.054
dc.contributor.sponsor Chinese Scholarship Council en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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