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User stories are a widely used notation for formulating requirements in agile development. Despite their popularity in industry, little to no academic work is available on determining their quality. The few existing approaches are too generic or employ highly qualitative metrics. We propose the Quality User Story Framework, consisting of 14 quality criteria(More)
Choosing a content management system on which you rely your business is challenging because they need a healthy software ecosystem in order to function efficaciously. Unawareness of this will result in content managers having uncertainty about the future suitability of their chosen content management system. This study describes an empirical, inductive(More)
[Context and motivation] User stories are an increasingly popular textual notation to capture requirements in agile software development. [Question/Problem] To date there is no scientific evidence on the effectiveness of user stories. The goal of this paper is to explore how practicioners perceive this artifact in the context of requirements engineering.(More)
Natural language (NL) is still the predominant notation that practitioners use to represent software requirements. Albeit easy to read, NL does not readily highlight key concepts and relationships such as dependencies and conflicts. This contrasts with the inherent capability of graphical conceptual models to visualize a given domain in a holistic fashion.(More)
The majority of practitioners express software requirements using natural text notations such as user stories. Despite the readability of text, it is hard for people to build an accurate mental image of the most relevant entities and relationships. Even converting requirements to conceptual models is not sufficient: as the number of requirements and(More)
User stories are a widely adopted requirements notation in agile development. Yet, user stories are too often poorly written in practice and exhibit inherent quality defects. Triggered by this observation, we propose the Quality User Story (QUS) framework, a set of 13 quality criteria that user story writers should strive to conform to. Based on QUS, we(More)
How to achieve alignment of software product management with software architecture and whether there is a business case for doing so is scientifically unknown. Yet, software architecture has large, direct impact on product success factors: creating a winning product and delivering value to customers. In this exploratory case study paper we identify the most(More)