An Improved Framework for Requirement Change Management in Global Software Development

Mehmood Minhas, Nasir; Qurat-ul-Ain; Zafar-ul-Islam; Zulfiqar, Atika
August 2014
Journal of Software Engineering & Applications;Aug2014, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p779
Academic Journal
In this research, an improved framework for requirement change management in global software development (RCM_GSD) has been presented. The objective is to manage the change in requirement specifically in global software development in an appropriate manner. The proposed framework RCM_GSD follows the required processes of RCM and reduces the concerns of GSD. Systematic Literature Review (SLR) was conducted for exploration of relevant research. During literature study, it is analyzed that the existing techniques of change management were not suitable for global software development (GSD). The change in requirements becomes more complicated in distributed environment due to the lack of communication and collaboration among globally dispersed stakeholders. The proposed model is compared with other models proposed in recent literature and analysis is made between them; feedback was obtained from the domain experts as well. The feedback and comparison results show that the proposed model provides an appropriate solution for requirement change management in GSD.


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