Systematic elaboration of compliance requirements using compliance debt and portfolio theory

Bendra Ojameruaye, Rami Bahsoon

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    Abstract

    [Context and motivation] Eliciting compliance requirements often results in requirements, which might not be satisfied due to uncertainty and unavailability of resources. The lack of anticipation of these factors may increase the cost of achieving compliance. [Question/problem] Managing compliance is an investment activity that requires making decisions about selecting the right compliance goals under uncertainty, handling the obstacles to those goals and minimising risks. [Principal ideas/results] (1) We define the concept of technical debt for managing compliance and we explore its link with obstacles to compliance goals. (2) We propose goal-oriented method and obstacles handling with a portfolio-based thinking for systematically managing obstacles and refining compliance goals. [Contribution]We use an exemplar to illustrate and evaluate the approach. The results show that our approach can provides analysts and compliance managers with an objective tool to assess and rethink their investment decisions when elaborating compliance requirements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRequirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
    Subtitle of host publication20th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2014, Essen, Germany, April 7-10, 2014. Proceedings
    EditorsCamille Salinesi, Inge van de Weerd
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages152-167
    Number of pages16
    Volume8396 LNCS
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319058436
    ISBN (Print)9783319058429
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2014 - Essen, Germany
    Duration: 7 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume8396 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Conference

    Conference20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2014
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityEssen
    Period7/04/1410/04/14

    Keywords

    • compliance debt
    • Compliance requirements
    • Economics-driven software Engineering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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