Marjo Kauppinen

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This paper aims at identifying critical factors affecting organization-wide implementation of requirements engineering (RE) processes. The paper is based on a broad literature review and three longitudinal case studies that were carried out using an action research method. The results indicate that RE process implementation is a demanding undertaking, and(More)
Requirements prioritization is recognized as an important activity in product development. In this paper, we describe the current state of requirements prioritization practices in two case companies and present the practical challenges involved. Our study showed that requirements prioritization is an ambiguous concept and current practices in the companies(More)
An increasing number of organizations are interested in binding requirements and testing more closely together. Based on a series of practitioner interviews conducted in five Finnish organizations, this paper presents a set of good practices that can be applied to create a stronger link between requirements engineering and testing. These practices include(More)
Requirements engineering and testing offer two complementary views of system development, and can, therefore, benefit from each other. This paper describes the lessons Metso learned from jointly improving requirements and testing processes. The goal of the process improvement was to increase the quality of R&D work. The new requirements and testing(More)