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Test-case Driven versus Checklist-based Inspections of Software Requirements – An Experimental Evaluation
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2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Software inspections have proved to be an effective means to find faults in different software artifacts, and the application of software inspections on requirements specifications is believed to give a high return on investment as problems are caught early. However, despite the existing evidence of positive effects requirements inspections are not a common practice in industry. The reason is believed to be the cost associated with inspections as a technology. This paper presents an evaluation of test-case driven inspections (TCD) - an emerging inspection technique that aims to cut costs associated with traditional requirements inspections. To formally test the efficiency and effectiveness of TCD inspections an experiment was conducted, in a controlled environment, where checklist based inspections was used as a point of reference. The experiment results indicate that TCD inspections perform better when it comes to effectiveness in finding major faults in a requirements specification.

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Toronto Canada, 2007.
Keyword [en]
Software inspections, software requirements, market-driven requirements engineering, experimental evaluation
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8705Local ID: diva2:836456
10th Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 07)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-01-07 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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