Requirements reuse in support of the aviation mission planning system migration to the Joint Mission Planning System.
Stierna, Eric J.
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Developing correct, complete, consistent and clearly defined requirements is expensive and time-consuming, but is critical to the success of software development. Existing written requirements represent a vast source of domain knowledge that a software analyst can extract for the design of new systems. This thesis describes a modeling process and tool set to identify similar requirements in two requirement documents. We tested our methods in a comparison of the Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) legacy software and the new Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS). Our analysis process creates domain entities, a requirements repository, and statistical matching information for a domain analyst to evaluate reuse potential. We automated several key tools. Our results showed that the proposed process and tools significantly shorten the time needed to reuse software requirements.
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