Cultural Influences on Requirements Engineering Process in the Context of Saudi Arabia

Tawfeeq Alsanoosy, Maria Spichkova, James Harland

Abstract

Software development requires intensive communication between the requirements engineers and software stakeholders, particularly during the Requirements Engineering (RE) phase. Therefore, the individuals’ culture might influence both the RE process and the result. Our aims are to investigate the extend of cultural influences on the RE process, and to analyze how the RE process can be adapted to take into account cultural aspects. The model we present is based on Hofstede’s cultural theory. The model was applied on a pilot case study in the context of the conservative Saudi Arabian culture. The results reveal 6 RE aspects and 10 cultural factors that have a large impact on the RE practice.

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Alsanoosy T., Spichkova M. and Harland J. (2018). Cultural Influences on Requirements Engineering Process in the Context of Saudi Arabia.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-300-1, pages 159-168. DOI: 10.5220/0006770701590168


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase18,
author={Tawfeeq Alsanoosy and Maria Spichkova and James Harland},
title={Cultural Influences on Requirements Engineering Process in the Context of Saudi Arabia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2018},
pages={159-168},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006770701590168},
isbn={978-989-758-300-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - Cultural Influences on Requirements Engineering Process in the Context of Saudi Arabia
SN - 978-989-758-300-1
AU - Alsanoosy T.
AU - Spichkova M.
AU - Harland J.
PY - 2018
SP - 159
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0006770701590168