Phalp, K. T., Vincent, J. and Cox, K., 2006. Improving the Quality of Use Case Descriptions: Empirical Assessment of Writing Guidelines. In: Software Quality Management XIV, Perspectives in Software Quality, Proceedings of the 14th International Software Quality Management (SQM) conference, 10-12 April 2006, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, pp. 257-266.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||This paper presents a set of simple and accessible use case guidelines which refines previous work by the authors. The paper then presents a thorough empirical study of competing use case writing guidelines. Given the importance of use cases as the dominant requirements approach in software engineering improvements in the quality of use cases may have a major impact on quality and cost of the software product. This paper is significant in its rigour in that it highlights the weaknesses in a number of published studies. The paper makes a further original contribution by assessing such guidelines not only by their success at replicating desired structures in the subsequent descriptions but also by evaluating against ‘independent' criteria also developed by the authors. The paper is important in a number of ways; it highlights issues with much previous work shows that guidelines have a significant impact on use case quality and provides evidence for the adoption of simple guideline sets. This paper was selected as one of the best from the conference to be considered for publication in the Software Quality Journal and an extended (journal version) of the paper has now been accepted for publication.|
|Subjects:||Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics|
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Software Systems Research Centre|
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|Deposited On:||02 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:36|
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