Requirements Engineering in the Planning Phase of a Software Ecosystem

Kati Saarni*, Marjo Kauppinen

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Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference article in proceedingsScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Abstrakti

[Motivation] Companies are building software ecosystems to gain competitive advantage by developing digital services together for customers. The planning phase of the software ecosystem can, however, be challenging. [Question] The goal of this study was to analyze what the role of requirements engineering (RE) was in the planning phase of a small-sized software ecosystem. The case study was conducted by interviewing representatives of all six actors of the ecosystem and analyzing material from the 12 planning workshops. [Results] The paper describes the conceptualization process of digital services the actors used during the planning phase. This process contained a flow of tasks from a vision and objectives of the software ecosystem to a go/no-go decision on the development of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). One key characteristic of the conceptualization process was to have traceability from the prioritized functionalities of the MVP to a value proposition, target customer groups and customer paths of digital services and further to the vision and objectives of the software ecosystem. [Contribution] The paper provides knowledge on how actors can start building a software ecosystem together from a business perspective. In addition, it addresses the importance of RE to link the business view to the development of the MVP of digital services in the software ecosystem.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoRequirements Engineering
AlaotsikkoFoundation for Software Quality - 27th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2021, Proceedings
ToimittajatFabiano Dalpiaz, Paola Spoletini
KustantajaSpringer
Sivut133-148
Sivumäärä16
ISBN (painettu)9783030731274
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality - Essen, Saksa
Kesto: 12 huhtik. 202115 huhtik. 2021
Konferenssinumero: 27

Julkaisusarja

NimiLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
KustantajaSpringer
Vuosikerta12685 LNCS
ISSN (painettu)0302-9743
ISSN (elektroninen)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Working Conference on Requirements Engineering
LyhennettäREFSQ
Maa/AlueSaksa
KaupunkiEssen
Ajanjakso12/04/202115/04/2021

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