[Context and motivation] When developing software, coordination between different organizational units is essential in order to develop a good quality product, on time and within budget. Particularly, the synchronization between requirements and verification processes is crucial in order to assure that the developed software product satisfies customer requirements. [Question/problem] Our research question is: what are the current challenges in aligning the requirements and verification processes? [Principal ideas/results] We conducted an interview study at a large software development company. This paper presents preliminary findings of these interviews that identify key challenges in aligning requirements and verification processes. [Contribution] The result of this study includes a range of challenges faced by the studied organization grouped into the categories: organization and processes, people, tools, requirements process, testing process, change management, traceability, and measurement. The findings of this study can be used by practitioners as a basis for investigating alignment in their organizations, and by scientists in developing approaches for more efficient and effective management of the alignment between requirements and verification.
|Title of host publication||Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Sabaliauskaite, G., Loconsole, A., Engström, E., Unterkalmsteiner, M., Regnell, B., Runeson, P., ... Feldt, R. (2010). Challenges in aligning requirements engineering and verification in a large-scale industrial context. In Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (pp. 128-142). Springer, Cham . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14192-8_14