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Requirements Engineering 2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021
Fri 24 Sep 2021 08:00 - 08:30 at Hesburgh Library - User Stories Chair(s): Chetan Arora

Context: User stories are often used for elicitation and prioritisation of requirements. However, the lack of a widely adopted user story template, covering benefit and the usage (or not) of a persona, can affect user stories’ quality, leading to ambiguity, lack of completeness, or accidental complexity. Objectives: Our goal was to analyse the differences between 4 alternative user story templates when creating and understanding user stories. Methods: We conducted a quasi-experiment. We asked 41 participants to perform creation and understanding tasks with the user story templates. We measured their accuracy, using metrics of task success; their speed, with task duration; visual effort, collected with an eye-tracker; and participants’ perceived effort, evaluated with NASA-TLX. Results: Regarding the impact of the different templates in creating user stories, we observed statistically significant differences in some of the metrics for accuracy, speed and visual effort. For understanding user stories, we observed small differences in terms of visual effort. Conclusions: Although some templates outperformed others in a few metrics, no template obtained the best overall result. As such, we found no compelling evidence that one template is “better’” than the others.

Fri 24 Sep

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08:00 - 09:20
On the impact of using different templates on creating and understanding user storiesResearch Paper
Research Papers
Catarina Gralha NOVA-LINCS, FCT/UNL, Rita Pereira NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Miguel Goulao NOVA-LINCS, FCT/UNL, João Araújo NOVA LINCS, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Refining User Stories via Example Mapping: An Empirical InvestigationIndustrial Innovation Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Jasper Berends Info Support, Fabiano Dalpiaz Utrecht University
Data-Driven Agile Requirements Elicitation through the Lenses of Situational Method EngineeringRE@Next
RE@Next! Papers
Xavier Franch Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Aron Henriksson Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Jolita Ralyté University of Geneva, Jelena Zdravkovic Stockholm University