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Towards the Verbal Decision Analysis Paradigm for Prioritization of Software Requirements Implementable

Version 1 : Received: 2 July 2018 / Approved: 3 July 2018 / Online: 3 July 2018 (12:24:02 CEST)

How to cite: Barbosa, P.A.M..; Pinheiro, P.R..; Silveira, F.R.D.V.. Towards the Verbal Decision Analysis Paradigm for Prioritization of Software Requirements Implementable. Preprints 2018, 2018070045 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0045.v1). Barbosa, P.A.M..; Pinheiro, P.R..; Silveira, F.R.D.V.. Towards the Verbal Decision Analysis Paradigm for Prioritization of Software Requirements Implementable. Preprints 2018, 2018070045 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0045.v1).

Abstract

The activity of prioritizing software requirements should be done as efficiently as possible. Selecting the most stable requirements for the most important customers for the development company can be a positive factor when we consider that the available resource does not always encompass the implementation of all requirements. Quantitative methods for reaching software prioritization in releases are many in the field of Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE). However, we show that it is possible to use qualitative Verbal Decision Analysis (VDA) methods to solve this same type of problem. Moreover, we will use the ZAPROS III-i methods to prioritize requirements considering the opinion of the decision-maker, who will participate in this process. Finally, the results obtained in the VDA structured methods were quite satisfactory when compared to the methods using SBSE. A comparison of results between quantitative and qualitative methods will be made and discussed later.

Subject Areas

verbal decision analysis; multi-objective optimization; software release planning; ZAPROS III-i

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