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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Chapter 16. Special Requirements Development Challenges

This book has described requirements development as though you were beginning a new software or system development project, sometimes called a green-field project. However, many organizations devote most of their effort to maintaining existing legacy systems or building the next release of an established commercial product. Other organizations build few new systems from scratch, instead integrating, customizing, and extending commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to meet their needs. Still others outsource their development efforts to contract development companies. This chapter describes appropriate requirements practices for these types of projects, as well as for emergent projects with ...

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