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Challenges in COTS decision-making: a goal-driven requirements engineering perspective

Alves, C.; Finkelstein, A.; (2002) Challenges in COTS decision-making: a goal-driven requirements engineering perspective. In: Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Software engineering and knowledge engineering SEKE 2002. ACM Press: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

This position paper outlines the problems and risks of selecting COTS products. In particular, we highlight the challenges of the decision-making process where requirements specification plays an essential role to evaluate and compare products features. It is necessary to perform a careful balancing between requirements and COTS features. Customers may have to compromise on requirements not satisfied by any available product or request products modifications. We analyse the problems and risks arising in the selection process and review related work. We argue that a goal-oriented approach can support an effective balancing between requirements and COTS feature during the decision-making.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Challenges in COTS decision-making: a goal-driven requirements engineering perspective
ISBN: 1581135564
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/568760.568894
Publisher version: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/568760.568894
Language: English
Keywords: decision-making COTS-based system, requirements engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/840
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