Intelligent Support of Requirements Management in Agile Environment

  • Tatiana AvdeenkoEmail author
  • Marina Murtazina
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 803)


In the present paper we propose an approach to support the process of requirements management in the agile environment. The approach is based on the combination of intelligent tools such as text parsing, domain ontology and ontology-guidance. The text parsing method is used to extract facts from the requirements document using the ontology guidance. Then the extracted results are used for building the domain ontology. Thus, the proposed method permits to combine knowledge of the domain with knowledge in the field of agile software development, which leads to the improvement of the requirements specification quality at each iteration of the software development process, and, therefore, could determine the success of the entire IT product. The application of the proposed approach to implement the software projects for manufacturing enterprises is discussed.


Requirements management Agile environment Intelligent technology Ontology Text parsing User story 



The reported study was funded by Russian Ministry of Education and Science, according to the research project No. 2.2327.2017/4.6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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