Eric Knauss, Thomas Flohr:
»Managing Requirement Engineering Processes by Adapted Quality Gateways and critique-based RE-Tools«

Choosing the right quality level for requirements is still a challenging but crucial task. While spending too little effort can result in a failed project, spending too much effort on requirements threatens the project schedule and the budget. Consequently, formal criteria are needed in order to determine from an objective point of view whether the quality of requirements is sufficient for a given project situation. We propose the use of an adapted Quality Gateway to obtain a comparable, repeatable and objective check. Furthermore, the Quality Gateway concept can be strongly improved if it is combined with a Domain Oriented Design Environment (DODE) to construct adequate requirements documentation in the most critical areas beforehand. This way, requirements can be observed and fine-tuned for following activities within the software development process. This paper presentes the DODE concept as a supplemental to adapted Quality Gateways.