A Novel Automated Requirements Prioritization and Selection Model Based on Requirements Weights and Stakeholder Importance

Mohammed Lafi(1*), Akram Abdel Qader(2)

(1) Department of Software Engineering, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
(2) Department of Software Engineering, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
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This paper proposes a novel approach to select and prioritize the requirement items in the requirement document. We use an automated requirement method that collects requirements from different stakeholders groups and categories. The new approach is based on assigning an importance factor to each stakeholder group and an acceptance weight for each requirement item. The importance factor and the acceptance weight for each requirement are used to decide whether to include or exclude this requirement item based on a proposed formula. This method is validated by using a case study based on a set of examples, and shows a significant improvement in software requirements process.
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Software Requirements; Requirements Elicitation; Requirements Prioritization

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