BAVARIAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
A4.1 Requirements Engineering of complex COTS
Field of work:Project Area A Software-Techniques and Mathods for Software-Development
COTS (commercial of the shelf software) is developed for a whole market instead of individual customers. The influence strongly the requirements engineering process beginning at the elicitation until to the specification of the requirements and also the whole develpment process of the kind of software. In our Projevt part we concentrate on Problems which come from this special situation of market orientation.
We consider especially the following issues:
- the analysis of different sources of requirements,
- the prioritizarion of requirements,
- the development of complex COTS in versions und variants and
- the utilization of the bulky information for the requirements engineering process of complex COTS
We aim at an integrated method for the requirements engineering of complex COTS which particularly has to support the management of the complexity of the requirements engineering process.