Testing a Requirements Pattern Language through Reverse Engineering

Merrick, P. J. and Barrow, P. D. M. (2004) Testing a Requirements Pattern Language through Reverse Engineering. In: INCOSE Symposium on Systems Engineering, 2004-06-20 - 2004-06-24.

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This paper looks at a case study to reverse engineer an IT system that supports the Health and Safety Executive in making planning recommendations with respect to hazardous installations. It compares a Use Case model created from a requirements specification with a Use Case model derived from an inspection of the built system. The objective is to discover how accurately the final system could be predicted using a series of requirements patterns. Through the application of requirements patterns, it was possible to predict the functionality delivered to a high degree, which suggests this is a useful contribution to the prediction of functionality and thereby to system sizing. This work is part of a bigger project for the Health and Safety Executive investigating improvements to system sizing/effort estimation and its impact on the management of complexity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 13:17
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 12:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/22682

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