Requirements Management in GitHub With Lean Approach

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    GitHub is an online platform for hosting projects that use the Git revision control system to manage code. Its lightweight issue tracker helps to maintain lists of issues identified during the development process, including bugs, features, or other software artifacts. Although issue tracking software has been practically used in software industry, studies on using it to manage requirements remain insufficient. This pa- per tackles the issue by presenting a semi-formal guideline for managing requirements in agile software development projects using GitHub. The guideline is evaluated on a theoretical level by analyzing how well it guides to manage requirements and fits in an agile software development setting. It is compared against lean principles. In addition, the guideline is put into use in a case study. The studies indicate that the guideline and GitHub are well-suited for requirements management in an agile environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Symposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools (SPLST'15)
    EditorsJyrki Nummenmaa, Outi Sievi-Korte, Erkki Mäkinen
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSymposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

    Publication series

    NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    ISSN (Print)1613-0073


    ConferenceSymposium on Programming Languages and Software Tools
    Period1/01/15 → …


    • GitHub
    • Lean software development
    • guideline
    • requirements management

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)


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