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Requirements Validation Techniques: An Empirical Study

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Hafiz Anas Bilal, Muhammad Ilyas, Qandeel Tariq, Muhammad Hummayun

Hafiz Anas Bilal, Muhammad Ilyas, Qandeel Tariq and Muhammad Hummayun. Requirements Validation Techniques: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Computer Applications 148(14):5-10, August 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Hafiz Anas Bilal and Muhammad Ilyas and Qandeel Tariq and Muhammad Hummayun},
	title = {Requirements Validation Techniques: An Empirical Study},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2016},
	volume = {148},
	number = {14},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {5-10},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016910911},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Requirements validation makes sure that the requirements written in software requirements specification (SRS) must be complete and consistent and are according to the customer’s needs. It ensures the validity of user requirements by eliminating ambiguities and inconsistencies from SRS. Several techniques for requirements validation have been discussed in the literature. This paper gives an overview of requirements validation techniques which have been practicing in industry, which includes requirements inspections, requirements prototyping, requirements testing and viewpoint-oriented requirements validation. This paper also highlights pros and cons of these techniques. In requirements testing, special attention is given to TCD inspections.


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Requirements validation, validation techniques, requirements engineering