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Title: Suitability of Requirements Abstraction Model (RAM) requirements for high-level system testing
Authors: Muhammad, Naeem ×
Vandewoude, Yves
Berbers, Yolande
Robert, Feldt #
Issue Date: 25-Apr-2008
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Host Document: PROCEEDINGS OF WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY vol:28 pages:68-74
Conference: ICSE 2008 : International Conference on Software Engineering (WASET) location:Italy date:25-27 April 2008
Abstract: The Requirements Abstraction Model (RAM) helps in managing abstraction in requirements by organizing them at four levels (product, feature, function and component). The RAM is adaptable and can be tailored to meet the needs of the various organizations. Because software requirements are an important source of information for developing high-level tests, organizations willing to adopt the RAM model need to know the suitability of the RAM requirements for developing high-level tests. To investigate this suitability, test cases from twenty randomly selected requirements were developed, analyzed and graded. Requirements were selected from the requirements document of a Course Management System, a web based software system that supports teachers and students in performing course related tasks. This paper describes the results of the requirements document analysis. The results show that requirements at lower levels in the RAM are suitable for developing executable tests whereas it is hard to develop from requirements at higher levels.
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Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
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