A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Negotiation Methods from 2010 till 2015

  • Evenynke Terpstra University of Twente


This paper carries out a systematic literature review of requirements negotiation methods (RNM) from 2010 till 2015. We provide advice to researchers and practitioners. To researchers we provide advice in which fields of study further research is needed. For practitioners we scored the methods for different requirement conflict (RC) types.
In total, we found 12 new RNM. For these methods, we identified the type of RC that the methods resolve. In the last five years, more methods are created than before. Requirements contradiction conflicts and quality attribute conflicts are better covered in methods now than before 2010.


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How to Cite
TERPSTRA, Evenynke. A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Negotiation Methods from 2010 till 2015. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 1, nov. 2015. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/1051>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2019.