A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment

dc.contributor.advisorMassyn, Marken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jeandre Charisseen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-30T13:42:25Z
dc.date.available2015-09-30T13:42:25Z
dc.date.issued2015en_ZA
dc.description.abstractPurpose: An exploration into the application of pre-requirements specification traceability (pre-RST) practices in Information Systems (IS) projects within a retail setting. Research Design/methodology: A qualitative study in the interpretivist tradition applied within a single case study setting was selected. Findings: Awareness and value-perception emerged as the most significant challenge to overcome with recommendations for a well-considered organisational change management programme to address this. The potential impact on the trust relationship amongst requirements practitioners and participants is a factor to be addressed. More readily accessible requirements engineering guides that include pre-RST as a prominent aspect is required to raise awareness levels amongst practitioners. Practical implications: The research points to a need to raise awareness amongst practitioners through improved and more readily accessible requirements engineering guides that include pre-RST as a prominent aspect. It also highlights what to consider when embarking upon pre-RST, most prominently the need for carefully considered change management programme to tackle value-perception. Originality/value: Addressing the paucity in case study insights, this research provides an understanding of practice, awareness, value-perception and perceived challenges to pre-RST. Considerations for pre-RST implementation, including careful consideration for the trust relationship amongst requirements practitioners and participants is highlighted. Limitations: The case study was limited to eleven interviews in the retail industry and therefore may not be generalisable to other industries or general practice.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationWilliams, J. C. (2015). <i>A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14130en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationWilliams, Jeandre Charisse. <i>"A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14130en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, J. 2015. A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Williams, Jeandre Charisse AB - Purpose: An exploration into the application of pre-requirements specification traceability (pre-RST) practices in Information Systems (IS) projects within a retail setting. Research Design/methodology: A qualitative study in the interpretivist tradition applied within a single case study setting was selected. Findings: Awareness and value-perception emerged as the most significant challenge to overcome with recommendations for a well-considered organisational change management programme to address this. The potential impact on the trust relationship amongst requirements practitioners and participants is a factor to be addressed. More readily accessible requirements engineering guides that include pre-RST as a prominent aspect is required to raise awareness levels amongst practitioners. Practical implications: The research points to a need to raise awareness amongst practitioners through improved and more readily accessible requirements engineering guides that include pre-RST as a prominent aspect. It also highlights what to consider when embarking upon pre-RST, most prominently the need for carefully considered change management programme to tackle value-perception. Originality/value: Addressing the paucity in case study insights, this research provides an understanding of practice, awareness, value-perception and perceived challenges to pre-RST. Considerations for pre-RST implementation, including careful consideration for the trust relationship amongst requirements practitioners and participants is highlighted. Limitations: The case study was limited to eleven interviews in the retail industry and therefore may not be generalisable to other industries or general practice. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment TI - A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14130 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/14130
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationWilliams JC. A case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environment. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Construction Economics and Management, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14130en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Construction Economics and Managementen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherProject Managementen_ZA
dc.subject.otherRequirements Traceabilityen_ZA
dc.subject.otherPre-Requirements Specification Traceabilityen_ZA
dc.titleA case study of pre-requirements specification traceability practices in a retail environmenten_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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