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Title: Knowledge-activity-based requirements engineering processes improvement framework
Author: Alsulmi, Saleh Nasir
ISNI:       0000 0004 2720 9680
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2009
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Improving the quality of Requirement Engineering Processes (REPs) needs more than just a technical perspective. It needs People, System, Resources as well as their operational Environment perspectives. A People (social) approach is needed in order to understand more about the intended stakeholders of the target process and their improvement requirements. A System (engineering) approach is needed to understand more about the best way of doing the right actions within the scope of current conditions. A Resources (technical) approach is needed to understand more about managing, planning, controlling the input, the intended output, the tools or one oftheir associated objects. A socio-technical environment (combined) approach is needed to understand these perspectives and maintain business vi- . sions regarding their needs and support of the long-term investment of both the customers and developers - they are subsets of the target stakeholders society. With these comprehensive improvement perspectives, a new approach to im- prove the software REP is proposed based on the activity theory framework. Our proposed improvement framework is based on re-using previous knowledge related to one single unit activity in order to address one single actual RE position (ARE- P) aiming at one single improvement perspective at a time. The final outcome is a Knowledge-Activity-Based REP Improvement Framework (KBA-REF) that would incrementally address all perspectives of improvement through 10P+QF factors schemes that would associate an individual stakeholder's competency and actions with an overall organisational learning capability and unitised activities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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