A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

The Front End of Innovation - a Group Method for the Elicitation of Software Requirements

Publication Details

Authors: Hannola Lea, Nikula Uolevi, Leino Kari, Tuominen Markku, Kälviäinen Heikki

Publication year: 2010

Language: English

Related journal or series: International Journal of Innovation and Learning

Volume number: 7

Issue number: 3

Start page: 359

End page: 375

ISSN: 1471-8197

eISSN: 1741-8089

JUFO level of this publication:

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The objective of software development is to develop and modify systems to satisfy customer needs, on schedule and within the budget. The front end activities of software development are most important when customer needs are assessed and software requirements collected. This paper proposes a new group method for the elicitation of software requirements, and the method is validated with empirical case studies. The results of the study show that the method expedites requirements elicitation and is effective. The participants found the method useful, and worth using again, and were willing to recommend it to their colleagues.

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