A Significant Study of Determining Software Requirements Defects: A Survey

Provided by: WSEAS
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
Software requirements defects seems to be less important and literatures on them are scare. However, history proves that good quality software requirements are crucial and the cost of fixing defects increased exponentially the later the defects were detected in the software development life cycle. This paper presents a study to position the significance of software requirements defects in the software development life cycle. The study is based on a survey technique. It was conducted among practitioners in Malaysia which includes various industry background and level of experiences. From the conducted survey, the IT practitioners agreed on the existence of software requirements defects in the current practice. The types of defects identified were incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, unclear, infeasible, irrelevant and incomprehensible. This paper is expected to provide an insight into the relevance of conducting research to deal with software requirements defects.

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