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A Survey Investigating the Influence of Business Analysis Techniques on Software Quality Characteristics


Business analysis is recognized as one of the most important areas determining the outcome (success or failure) of a software project. In this paper we explore this subject further by investigating the potential impact of techniques applied in business analysis on essential software quality characteristics. We conducted a literature search for software quality models, analyzed the existing models and selected a subset of commonly recognized quality characteristics. Also, we identified a representative set of recommended state-of-the-art business analysis techniques. These two sets provided the basis for questionnaire survey and interviews. We conducted a survey involving 20 industry professionals, followed up by 2 interviews with experienced business analysts to discuss and interpret survey re-sults. The main outcome are recommendations regarding techniques to be used in software project for a given quality characteristic considered essential.


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Towards a Synergistic Combination of Research and Practice in Software Engineering strony 135 - 148
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Mossakowska K., Jarzębowicz A..: A Survey Investigating the Influence of Business Analysis Techniques on Software Quality Characteristics, W: Towards a Synergistic Combination of Research and Practice in Software Engineering, 2018, Springer International Publishing,.
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