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An Empirical Study of Product Measurement in a Standardized Requirement Definition Process with 28 Japanese Government Software Projects

  • Yoshiki Mitani
  • Tomoko Matsumura
  • Mike Barker
  • Seishiro Tsuruho
  • Katsuro Inoue
  • Ken-Ichi Matsumoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)

Abstract

This paper presents an empirical study in the requirement definition process using standardized process and product formats. The results indicate that the measurement of product quantities is useful for project management and evaluation. Previously empirical research of the requirement definition process was difficult, but it became easier in the field of governmental business system optimization because the Japanese government adopted standards. In this paper, the authors evaluate and compare results of 24 projects that gathered measurements and prove that the results of the previous authors’ study in one project can be generalized. In addition, the paper presents a study about the possibility of project evaluation using such standardized product measurements.

Keywords

Requirements Definition Phase Measurement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiki Mitani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tomoko Matsumura
    • 2
  • Mike Barker
    • 2
  • Seishiro Tsuruho
    • 1
    • 3
  • Katsuro Inoue
    • 4
  • Ken-Ichi Matsumoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA)Japan
  2. 2.Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)Japan
  3. 3.Kochi University of TechnologyJapan
  4. 4.Osaka UniversityJapan

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