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ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS) - Special Issue on Complexity of Systems Evolution: Requirements Engineering Perspective, Volume 5 Issue 3, January 2015



Section: Complexity of Systems Evolution: Requirements Engineering Perspective

Editorial: “Complexity of Systems Evolution: Requirements Engineering Perspective”
Matthias Jarke, Kalle Lyytinen
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2629597

Walking on water, and programming according to specifications is easy—as long as both of them are frozen. --Robert Glass

This introduction discusses the changing nature of complexity associated with requirements engineering...

Improving Business Value Assurance in Large-Scale IT Projects—A Quantitative Method Based on Founded Requirements Assessment
Gilbert Fridgen, Julia Klier, Martina Beer, Thomas Wolf
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/2638544

The probability of IT project failures can be mitigated more successfully when discovered early. To support a more insightful management of IT projects, which may also facilitate an early detection of IT project failures, transparency regarding a...

Complications with Complexity in Requirements
John Leslie King, Carl P. Simon
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/2629375

Requirements engineering must recognize the difference between complicated and complex problems. The former can lead to successful solutions. The latter should be avoided because they often lead to failure. As a starting point for distinguishing...

Getting to the Shalls: Facilitating Sensemaking in Requirements Engineering
Suranjan Chakraborty, Christoph Rosenkranz, Josh Dehlinger
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2629351

Sensemaking in Requirements Engineering (RE) relies on knowledge transfer, communication, and negotiation of project stakeholders. It is a critical and challenging aspect of Information Systems (IS) development. One of the most fundamental aspects...

Impediments to Regulatory Compliance of Requirements in Contractual Systems Engineering Projects: A Case Study
Md Rashed I. Nekvi, Nazim H. Madhavji
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2629432

Large-scale contractual systems engineering projects often need to comply with myriad government regulations and standards as part of contractual obligations. A key activity in the requirements engineering (RE) process for such a project is to...

Situated Boundary Spanning: An Empirical Investigation of Requirements Engineering Practices in Product Family Development
Radhika Jain, Lan Cao, Kannan Mohan, Balasubramaniam Ramesh
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2629395

Requirements Engineering (RE) faces considerable challenges that are often related to boundaries between various stakeholders involved in the software development process. These challenges may be addressed by boundary spanning practices. We...

The Requirements Problem for Adaptive Systems
Ivan J. Jureta, Alexander Borgida, Neil A. Ernst, John Mylopoulos
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2629376

Requirements Engineering (RE) focuses on eliciting, modeling, and analyzing the requirements and environment of a system-to-be in order to design its specification. The design of the specification, known as the Requirements Problem (RP), is a...