A South African perspective of the requirements discipline: An industry review

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The requirements discipline is at the heart of systems engineering, software engineering and business analysis. Across these three communities common practices, approaches and techniques are available in literature. However, little application data is available on how practitioners apply these common practices during the requirements engineering process in practise. To generate data on how practise carries out the requirements engineering process, a two-part survey was conducted. The fust part of the survey is reported here and investigates how practitioners cany out the requirements engineering process. The survey was completed by individuals involved in practice as requirements practitioners. This survey and its results offer opportunities to increase industry relevance of research outcomes and identified focus areas for practitioners, including software system developers, to exploit and increase their effectiveness during requirements activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-126
Number of pages15
JournalTransactions of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014


  • Requirements
  • Requirements engineering process
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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