Chapter 8. Mastering the Requirements Engineering Practices

  1. Ghassan Aouad1 and
  2. Yusuf Arayici MSC Programme Lecturer2

Published Online: 27 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317749.ch8

Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction

Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction

How to Cite

Aouad, G. and Arayici, Y. (2010) Mastering the Requirements Engineering Practices, in Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environments in Construction, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317749.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation University of Salford, UK

  2. 2

    Faculty of Business, Law and the Built Environment University of Salford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189453

Online ISBN: 9781444317749



  • mastering requirements engineering (RE) practices;
  • failure or under-delivery in CIE developments - five different causes ;
  • project start-off and joint application development (JAD);
  • requirements engineers - initiating requirements elicitation;
  • contextual inquiry from Case Study 3 - main requirements elicitation technique;
  • CIE system and brainstorming in generating new ideas;
  • shared understanding between multidisciplinary users;
  • visioning and process modelling or storyboarding;
  • User Environment Design (UED) technique of contextual design approach;
  • use case modelling and contextual design approaches - updating and validating user requirements


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Project Start-off

  • Requirements Elicitation

  • Building a Shared Understanding

  • Visioning and Process Modelling (Storyboarding)

  • System Design

  • Use Case and Object Modelling with UML

  • Incremental Prototyping with the End User Tests as an Agile Process

  • Summary of Mastering the Requirements Engineering Process

  • References