JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 25(7): 764-787, doi: 10.3217/jucs-025-07-0764
Micro-business Requirements Patterns in Practice: Remote Communities in Developing Nations
expand article infoRJ Macasaet, Manuel Noguera§, Maria Luisa Rodríguez§, José Luis Garrido§, Sam Supakkul|, Lawrence Chung
‡ Pentathlon Systems Resources Inc., Manila, Philippines§ University of Granada, Granada, Spain| Sabre, Inc., Southlake, United States of America¶ University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, United States of America
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Initializing software for a micro-business in a remote community in a developing nation is challenging, especially when gathering requirements. This paper proposes the use of Micro-business Requirements Patterns (μbRPs) in the initial phase of software implementation. The μbRPs aim to guide the software developer when gathering requirements from a micro-business and for estimating the effort needed to implement the software. First, we present the μbRPs, which include a table, optional illustrations, and associated software components. Then, we explain how μbRPs are applied in practice. Finally, we discuss how our proposal has evolved through the years by presenting our action research and inspirations from related work.
micro-business, requirements pattern, small-to-medium sized enterprise, nonfunctional requirement, software component, action research