International Conference on Advances in Computer and Information Technology - ACIT 2013
Author(s) : AZIDA ZAINOL, SAAD MANSOOR
Presently, there are many requirements management tools available in the market. However, these tools are expensive, complicated, and difficult to learn as well as too sophisticated for small and medium projects. Thus, this paper attempts to describe a model of a requirements management tool that is suitable for small and medium projects (RMT-SMP) as well as suits for the Malaysia software industry. The model is known as requirements model which provides a complete guidance to designer and engineers. The research method involves the process of identifying and gathering the elements for the requirements management tool. After that, the elements are analyzed in the requirements analysis and modeling phase. In this phase, the requirements are identified and documented using UML and requirements specification. The requirements model which consists of several UML diagrams are developed to visualize the requirements for the tool. The requirements model is verified by using a prototype. The prototype is introduced to the respondents who are the software engineers and they manage to evaluate the prototype using perceived usefulness and ease of use (PUEU) questionnaire. As a result, the deliverables from this work are a comprehensive requirements model and supported by requirements specifications. Generally, this paper contributes to analysis phase of software development life cycle and specifically in the area of requirements model. The requirements model presented in this paper is a baseline for the development of a requirements management tool to support small and medium projects in the Malaysian software industry.