Stimulating Stakeholders' Imagination: New Creativity Triggers for Eliciting Novel Requirements

Corentin Burnay, Jennifer Horkoff, Neil Maiden

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Abstract

Requirements engineering is a creative process in which stakeholders and engineers work together to create ideas for new products, services and systems. Several techniques have proved to be effective for eliciting creative requirements. Yet, most of these techniques are heavy to implement and require long periods of time to be applied correctly. Few lightweight creativity techniques have been developed for use in requirements engineering. One such lightweight technique is the creativity trigger, which provides simple guidance to stakeholders and engineers to help produce creative requirements. While easy to apply, creativity triggers were derived informally from experience of practitioners and have not been validated in a systematic way. This paper reports design and preliminary validation research, that sought to provide empirical foundations for a more complete set of lightweight creativity triggers, to be used by stakeholders and engineers to quickly and simply generate new and useful requirements on products, services and systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016
Place of PublicationBeijing, China
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-45
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2016
Event24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period12/09/1616/09/16

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Elicitiation
  • Requirements
  • Triggers

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