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Culture Effect on Requirements Elicitation Practice in Developing Countries

Abstract : Requirement elicitation is a very important step into developing any new application. This article will examine the culture effect on requirement elicitation in developing countries. This is unique research that will look at requirement elicitation process in 10 different parts of the world including Arab word, India, China, Africa and South America. The focus is how the culture affect RE and make every place has its own practice of RE. The data was collect through surveys, direct interviews. The results show astonishing culture effect on RE. The conclusion is that culture effect deeply the technique to choose for requirement elicitation. If you are doing RE in Thailand, it will be very different from RE in Arab world. For example in Thailand respect for leader is critical and any questioning of a manager method will create a problem while in Arab world decision tree is favourite RE technique because visual are liked more than documents Keywords— culture impact, requirement elicitation.
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Ayman Sadig, Abd-El-Kader Sahraoui. Culture Effect on Requirements Elicitation Practice in Developing Countries. International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications, AIRCC Publishing Corporation, 2017, 8 (1), pp.49-58. ⟨10.5121/ijsea.2017.8105⟩. ⟨hal-01703239⟩

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