The Ahab ’ s Leg : Exploring the Issues of Mediating Semi-Formal Requirements to the Final Users

@inproceedings{Leonardi2009TheA,
  title={The Ahab ’ s Leg : Exploring the Issues of Mediating Semi-Formal Requirements to the Final Users},
  author={Chiara Leonardi and Luca Sabatucci and Angelo Susi and Massimo Zancanaro},
  year={2009}
}
In this paper, we present our experience in using narrative scenarios as a tool to communicate and validate semi-formal requirements with the stakeholders in a large software project. The process of translating the semi-formal language of Tropos into the narrative form of scenarios is introduced and some unintended implications of this process are discussed. In particular, we define the notion of Ahab’s leg to describe the necessity to introduce new constraints or features in a description when… CONTINUE READING

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