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Understanding requirements changes in software development and their influence on practitioners

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posted on 2022-11-07, 07:28 authored by MADAMPE APPUHAMILAGE KASHUMI GAYASHA MADAMPE
Requirements Changes (RCs) such as feature requests are inevitable in software development. RCs are multi-faceted. They have different types, forms, reasons, sources, carriers, and events where they originate. RCs not only pose a risk to the cost, quality, and schedule of the software projects but also result in negative responses from software practitioners involved in the RC handling life cycle, e.g.: anxiety, fatigue or even anger! By elaborating on the multi-faceted nature of RCs, software practitioners’ emotional responses and how they use their emotional intelligence during RC handling, this thesis presents knowledge and practical recommendations to better handle RCs.


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Principal supervisor

Rashina Hoda

Additional supervisor 1

John Grundy

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Software Systems & Cybersecurity


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Information Technology