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Specification-level change impact analysis with use case maps

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Specification-level change impact analysis with use case maps

Hewitt, Jacqueline (2006) Specification-level change impact analysis with use case maps. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In this research, we present a lightweight approach to identify the impact of requirement changes at the specification level. We use specification information included in Use Case Maps to analyze the potential impact of requirement changes on a system. We propose dependency definitions and algorithms to identify Use Case Map scenario and component relationships. Also, techniques for ripple effect analysis at the scenario, component and element levels of abstraction are presented. Further, we present our tool that implements the proposed approaches showing the possibility of automation. A simple case study makes use of this tool to analyze an existing Use Case Map to show the information that is returned by our approach and its applicability in change impact analysis.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Hewitt, Jacqueline
Pagination:ix, 116 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Rilling, Juergen
ID Code:8744
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:34
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:13
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