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Requirements Management in Distributed Projects

Darja Šmite (Riga Information Technology Institute, Latvia)

Abstract: Global software development expands with every year providing software developers with new opportunities. However, practitioners face global challenges and threats particular for distributed environment that require new methods and tools to be implemented. This paper provides a report on requirements management practices in globally distributed projects in one of the leading software development organizations in Latvia. The paper discusses how to form requirement analysis teams wisely, how to reduce diversity between the involved parties, what to be aware of during the development phase, and how to facilitate successful communication for entire project.

Keywords: best practices, distributed software development projects, global software development, lessons learned, requirements management

Categories: D.2.1, D.2.9, I.2.6