A framework for understanding collaborative creativity in requirements engineering: Empirical validation

Martin Mahaux, Lemai Nguyen, Luisa Mich, Alistair Mavin

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Abstract

Requirements engineering (RE) often needs creativity in a form where interactions among stakeholders are particularly important: collaborative creativity. However, few studies have explicitly concentrated on understanding collaborative creativity in RE, resulting in a lack of well-founded advice for practitioners on how to support this aspect of RE. Through an online survey, this paper seeks empirical validation for a framework of factors characterising collaborative creative processes in RE. Within the limits of the validity of the study, the results show support for the utility of the framework: collaborative creativity seems to be a linear function of the mean score to all factors in the framework. Factors can be grouped, and the specific impact of each group on collaboration, value and novelty can be assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages48-55
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479963379
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Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2014
Event2014 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014 - Karlskrona, Sweden
Duration: 25 Aug 2014 → …

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Conference2014 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014
CountrySweden
CityKarlskrona
Period25/08/14 → …

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Mahaux, M., Nguyen, L., Mich, L., & Mavin, A. (2014). A framework for understanding collaborative creativity in requirements engineering: Empirical validation. In 2014 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 48-55). [6890116] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EmpiRE.2014.6890116