Design of a Hyper Media Tool
to support Requirements Elicitation Meetings
Haruhiko Kaiya, Motoshi Saeki, and Koichiro Ochimizu.
In Hausi A. Miiller and Ronald J. Norman, editors,
CASE'95:Proceedings Seventh International Workshop
on Computer-Aided SoftwareEngineering,
pp. 250--259, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jul. 1995. IWCASE,
IEEE Computer Society Press.
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In this paper, we introduce a hyper media tool
for requirements elicitation meetings.
We consider requirements elicitation meetings
as a consensus making process among participants who have their own roles.
Participants in the meeting usually repeat the following activities
to finish the final specification;
From the observation of several real meetings,
most of the final specifications were inconsistent, and
the unnecessary and redundant communication had occurred in the meetings
because a large amount of verbal data in the meetings makes
each participant's memory and meetings' minutes, incomplete and ambiguous.
From this point of view,
our tool gives the participants the following three facilities
to reduce them;
- Preparing agenda and/or final specification for the next meeting
while referring both his memory and secretary's minutes if accessible.
- Pursuing the arguments in a meeting
while referring either the agenda for the meeting
or minutes and his memory about the previous meetings.
Such facilities can avail for the participants
to develop both suitable minutes and agenda.
Our tool will improve the efficiency of a consensus making process
by suppressing the unnecessary and redundant communication.
- The plain record of the meetings.
- The repository for minutes and agenda extracted from the record.
- The multi-modal and graphical user interfaces
for referring the repository.