Power and politics in requirements engineering: A proposed research agenda

  title={Power and politics in requirements engineering: A proposed research agenda},
  author={Alastair Milne and Neil A. M. Maiden},
  journal={2011 IEEE 19th International Requirements Engineering Conference},
This vision paper considers the role of power and politics in requirements engineering (RE). It offers a working definition of both terms and reviews the existing literature both in RE and related disciplines. It argues that, given the increased complexity, uncertainty and organisational embeddedness faced by RE in practice, power and politics have become increasingly relevant factors, and that they have not as yet been given adequate consideration. Building upon recent relevant research, a… CONTINUE READING
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