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Algorithms 2018, 11(11), 176; https://doi.org/10.3390/a11110176

Towards the Verbal Decision Analysis Paradigm for Implementable Prioritization of Software Requirements

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Graduate Program in Applied Informatics, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza 60811-905, Brazil
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IT Department, Federal Institute of Ceará, Tianguá 62320-000, Brazil
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Received: 18 September 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 30 October 2018 / Published: 3 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Algorithms for Decision Making)
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The activity of prioritizing software requirements should be done as efficiently as possible. Selecting the most stable requirements for the most important customers of a development company can be a positive factor considering that available resources do not always encompass the implementation of all requirements. There are many quantitative methods for prioritization of software releases in the field of search-based software engineering (SBSE). However, we show that it is possible to use qualitative verbal decision analysis (VDA) methods to solve this type of problem. Moreover, we will use the ZAPROS III-i method to prioritize requirements considering the opinion of the decision-maker, who will participate in this process. Results obtained using VDA structured methods were found to be quite satisfactory when compared to methods using SBSE. A comparison of results between quantitative and qualitative methods will be made and discussed later. The results were reviewed and corroborated with the use of performance metrics. View Full-Text
Keywords: verbal decision analysis; multi-objective optimization; software release planning; ZAPROS III-i verbal decision analysis; multi-objective optimization; software release planning; ZAPROS III-i
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Barbosa, P.A.M.; Pinheiro, P.R.; De Vasconcelos Silveira, F.R. Towards the Verbal Decision Analysis Paradigm for Implementable Prioritization of Software Requirements. Algorithms 2018, 11, 176.

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