Questions Related to Uncertainty of Requirements Prioritization
Dr. Persis Voola, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamundry (Andhra Pradesh). India.
Manuscript received on October 16, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on October 27, 2015. | Manuscript published on November 05, 2015. | PP: 12-15 | Volume-5 Issue-5, November 2015 . | Retrieval Number: E2729115515/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Requirements prioritization activity of a software intensive system is significant in finding the priorities of requirements for implementation, thereby ensuring that the product developed meets the needs and expectations of the stakeholders. It is a challenge for software organizations because it demands a significant amount of decision making, which plays an important role in delivering high quality software to the customers. Decision makers who judge the priorities of requirements are human beings and human judgments may not be absolutely sure. The difficulties are aggravated with varying, incomplete, uncertain, undifferentiated and evolving requirements. Hence, techniques that aid in determining priorities of requirements must give space to the inclusion of uncertainty as a central aspect. The objective of this paper is to present a brief overview of requirements prioritization activity and some related questions to be expounded that interested researchers can dig into. The questions focus on proper acknowledgment of uncertainty during prioritization.
Keywords: Requirements prioritization uncertainty;human judgment;aggregation algorithm.