By Topic

Requirements archaeology: from unstructured information to high quality specifications [in the automotive industry]

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)

Describes a successful approach taken at Mercedes-Benz Technology Center (MTC), with the goal of obtaining high-quality requirements specifications for cars while minimizing the additional workload of the core development teams. The system to be specified was the set of embedded systems responsible for driver and passenger comfort. The focus of the specification process was on software requirements. The basic idea was to assign and hire supplementary staff to do the job. At first glance, the overall effort of about 100 person-months to obtain the requirements specifications needed may seem quite high. Nevertheless, we are convinced that this expense represents an excellent investment. The point is that the obtained high-quality, uniform and well-structured requirements stored in a single requirements management database can be efficiently reused in subsequent development cycles for future passenger car models. This partial reuse of specifications promises two major advantages: better specifications in less time

Published in:

Requirements Engineering, 2001. Proceedings. Fifth IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference: