Challenges for Requirements Development: An Industry Perspective

  • Sandra Kelly
  • Frank Keenan
  • Fergal McCaffery
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


It is well recognised that software requirements must accurately reflect the needs of a target domain, however, challenges still exist in effectively acheiving this. This paper reports on the results of an industry-based study investigating factors that affect the communication of requirements between the development team and other stakeholders during requirements development. Challenges found in practice are related to common obstacles reported in the literature. The paper concludes with a discussion of the findings including implications for Software Process Improvment (SPI) in requirements development.


Target Domain Relevant Stakeholder Requirement Engineer Software Requirement Informal Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Kelly
    • 1
  • Frank Keenan
    • 1
  • Fergal McCaffery
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Technology and Research CentreDundalk Institute of TechnologyDundalkIreland

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