Risk factors for software requirements change implementation

Marfizah A. Rahman, Rozilawati Razali, Fatin Filzahti Ismail

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Abstract

Requirements change has been regarded as a substantial risk in software development projects. The factors that contribute to the risk are identified through impact analysis, which later determine the planning of the change implementation. The analysis is however not straightforward as the risk factors that constitute requirements change implementation is currently not much explored. This paper identifies the risk factors by firstly collating them qualitatively through a review of related work and a focus group study. The factors are then confirmed quantitatively through a survey in which data is analysed by using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The survey comprise of 276 practitioners from software industry who are involved in the impact analysis. The results indicate that User, Project Team, Top Management, Third Party, Organisation, Identification of Change, Existing Product and Planning of Change Implementation are the significant risk factors in planning of requirements change implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Requirements change
  • Risk factor
  • Structural equation modeling

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Risk factors for software requirements change implementation. / Rahman, Marfizah A.; Razali, Rozilawati; Ismail, Fatin Filzahti.

In: International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.01.2019, p. 133-139.

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