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Disciplined or Agile?: Two Approaches for Handling Requirement Change Management

Disciplined or Agile?: Two Approaches for Handling Requirement Change Management
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Author(s): Danyllo Wagner Albuquerque (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Everton Tavares Guimarães (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Felipe Barbosa Araújo Ramos (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Antonio Alexandre Moura Costa (Federal Institute of Paraiba, Brazil), Alexandre Gomes (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Emanuel Dantas (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), Mirko Perkusich (VIRTUS, Brazil) and Hyggo Almeida (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 21
Source title: Balancing Agile and Disciplined Engineering and Management Approaches for IT Services and Software Products
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Manuel Mora (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico), Jorge Marx Gómez (University of Oldenburg, Germany), Rory V. O'Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland) and Alena Buchalcevová (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4165-4.ch007

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Abstract

Software requirements changes become necessary due to changes in customer requirements and changes in business rules and operating environments; hence, requirements development, which includes requirements changes, is a part of a software process. Previous studies have shown that failing to manage software requirements changes well is a main contributor to project failure. Given the importance of the subject, there is a plethora of efforts in academia and industry that discuss the management of requirements change in various directions, ways, and means. This chapter provided information about the current state-of-the-art approaches (i.e., Disciplined or Agile) for RCM and the research gaps in existing work. Benefits, risks, and difficulties associated with RCM are also made available to software practitioners who will be in a position of making better decisions on activities related to RCM. Better decisions can lead to better planning, which will increase the chance of project success.

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