Date Added: Oct 2011
The communication problem between stakeholders in requirements engineering is well known. It is typically attributed to stakeholders having different background and domain knowledge and, therefore, using different "Languages". However, even when this is not the case, there is an inherent problem in such communication. In order to explain it, the authors revisit the requirements communication problem from a knowledge management perspective. Gathering requirements from stakeholders involves communication, which may be modeled via communicative. However, what are communicated cannot be the requirements per se, but some representations of them.