Accession Number:

ADA250415

Title:

Requirements Engineering and Analysis Workshop Proceedings Held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 12-14 March 1991

Descriptive Note:

Conference rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

Inadequate, incomplete, erroneous, and ambiguous system and software requirements are a major and ongoing source of problems in systems development. These problems manifest themselves in missed schedules, budget excesses, and systems that are to varying degrees unresponsive to the true needs of the sponsor. These difficulties are often attributed to the poorly defined and ill- understood processes used to elicit, specify, analyze, and validate requirements. The Software Engineering Institute SEI hosted the Requirements Engineering and Analysis Workshop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 12-14, 1991. The intention of the workshop was to focus discussion on issues and activities that could help the Department of Defense DoD to deal more effectively with the requirements of mission-critical systems. The workshop participants were divided into four working groups Requirements Engineering Process and Products, Requirements Volatility, Requirements Elicitation, and Requirements Engineering Techniques and Tools. A summary of the findings of each working group follows.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE