An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation

Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams

Mohammed ALHARTHI, John CAMPBELL, Craig MCDONALD

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Abstract

Requirements negotiation in the domain of software development often runs into communication obstructions caused by the different worlds in which software engineers in software development firms and project managers in client firms exist. Toward a solution to situations of this kind, Grünbacher’s Easy Win-Win model presents a limited reformulation of the general win-win approach, which emphasises the collaborative construction of a common lexicon, or dictionary of agreed-upon terms with definitions. An ontological model also exists in conceptual form, representing a philosophically informed approach to reducing complex points of interpretation to visual imagery, with the potential for a more intuitive basis for common understanding than that afforded by a lexicon. This paper presents an augmented version of Grünbacher’s Easy Win-Win model for application specifically within the context of software requirements negotiation, to support future testing to assess its effect on communication effectiveness and efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
EditorsFelix B. Tan, Deborah Bunker
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781927184264
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014
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Conference25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period8/12/1410/12/14
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ALHARTHI, M., CAMPBELL, J., & MCDONALD, C. (2014). An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation: Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams. In F. B. Tan, & D. Bunker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-10). Australia: Association for Information Systems.
ALHARTHI, Mohammed ; CAMPBELL, John ; MCDONALD, Craig. / An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation : Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. editor / Felix B. Tan ; Deborah Bunker. Australia : Association for Information Systems, 2014. pp. 1-10
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ALHARTHI, M, CAMPBELL, J & MCDONALD, C 2014, An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation: Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams. in FB Tan & D Bunker (eds), Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, Australia, pp. 1-10, 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, 8/12/14.

An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation : Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams. / ALHARTHI, Mohammed; CAMPBELL, John; MCDONALD, Craig.

Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ed. / Felix B. Tan; Deborah Bunker. Australia : Association for Information Systems, 2014. p. 1-10.

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ALHARTHI M, CAMPBELL J, MCDONALD C. An Ontological Win-Win Model for Requirements Negotiation: Visual Decision-Making Aid for Software Development Teams. In Tan FB, Bunker D, editors, Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Australia: Association for Information Systems. 2014. p. 1-10