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Combat the Menace of Scope Creep of Development Projects through the Use of EUReqa Methodology: A Collaborative and Iterative Requirement Engineering Process

Combat the Menace of Scope Creep of Development Projects through the Use of EUReqa Methodology: A Collaborative and Iterative Requirement Engineering Process
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Author(s): Ravi Sankar (Satyam Computer Services, USA), Rambabu Yeleti (Satyam Computer Services, USA) and Abdul Hakeem (Satyam Computer Services, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch275
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

EUReqA (Evolutionary Use Case driven Requirement Engineering Approach) is a new methodology for gathering requirements and was used to develop the Functional Specifications for a Large Fixed Contract Application Development Project. The requirements are built to suit the business drivers and consensus is built amongst the diverse set of stakeholders by iteratively moving from consensus at a high level and adding granularity and stakeholders simultaneously. If there is some divergence from scope or consensus the process moves the requirements back to the stage where consensus existed and then moves forward keeping scope in mind. The methodology was proven in a project where the requirements were collected and documented in the form of use cases and user interface prototypes in a period of three (3) months for a large system which eventually was built with over a million lines of code. The EuReqA methodology can and should be used for all large system development projects involving significant business processes and multiple diverse interests.

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