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Software Package Requirements and Procurement

Spanoudakis, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0037-2600, Finkelstein, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2167-9844 & Ryan, M. (1996). Software Package Requirements and Procurement. Paper presented at the 8th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design, 22-23 Mar 1996, Schloss Velen, Germany. doi: 10.1109/IWSSD.1996.501156


This paper outlines the problems of specifying requirements and deploying these requirements in the procurement of software packages. Despite the fact that software construction de novo is the exception rather than the rule, little or no support for the task of formulating requirements to support assessment and selection among existing software packages has been developed. We analyse the problems arising in this process and review related work. We outline the key components of a programme of research in this area.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ©1996 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Publisher Keywords: Software packages, Procurement
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
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