Requirements volatility in multicultural situational contexts

Siakas, Errikos, Rahanu, Harjinder ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3620-8036, Georgiadou, Elli and Siakas, Kerstin V. (2022) Requirements volatility in multicultural situational contexts. Yilmaz, Murat, Clarke, Paul, Messanarz, Richard and Woran, Bruno, eds. Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: 29th European Conference, EuroSPI 2022, Salzburg, Austria, August 31 – September 2, 2022, Proceedings. In: EuroSPI 2022: European Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement and Innovation Conference, 31 Aug - 02 Sept 2022, Salzburg, Austria. pbk-ISBN 9783031155581, e-ISBN 9783031155598. ISSN 1865-0929 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-031-15559-8_45)

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Abstract

Requirements volatility refers to additions, deletions, and modifications of requirements during the system development life cycle. Different approaches in software development, including Agile and DevOps, have addressed requirements volatility by increasing user participation throughout the whole development process.

In this paper, we analyse requirements volatility from a situational context angle with the aim to increase understanding of the role of culture and cultural diversity in a multicultural requirements elicitation process. Research on the situational context in Requirements Engineering (RE) is rather limited, despite the recognized importance of RE and requirements elicitation for improving the quality of the final system and software product.

This paper builds on an extensive literature review demonstrating the importance of raising awareness and understanding of the role of culture and cultural diversity for requirements volatility, as one of the most significant situational factors in the requirements elicitation process, with the aim to improve the whole systems development process as well as the resulting products and services.
The paper concludes with the presentation of the Requirements Cultural Volatility Framework which aims to reveal potential conflicts that may occur in requirements elicitation on a multiplicity of cultural dimensions, The framework proposes actions to be taken in order to address the conflicts and point out expected benefits on each dimension.

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Additional Information: Siakas, E., Rahanu, H., Georgiadou, E., Siakas, K. (2022). Requirements Volatility in Multicultural Situational Contexts. In: Yilmaz, M., Clarke, P., Messnarz, R., Wöran, B. (eds) Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. EuroSPI 2022. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1646. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15559-8_45
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 36382
Notes on copyright: This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-15559-8_45
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Depositing User: Harjinder Rahanu
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 14:40
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2022 04:42
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36382

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