Despite extensive research in the domain of requirements engineering (RE), companies still struggle with this discipline. Moreover, practitioners are challenged with developing successful products, services, and systems which address the true needs of their customers. This gives rise to a new research field in the domain of RE, namely artifact orientation. According to the literature, this artifact orientation should increase the success of RE significantly. By conducting a literature review and 7 expert interviews, we identified 7 model requirements (MRs) for an artifact-oriented RE model. Furthermore, the results of this paper suggest that existing artifact-oriented RE models do not sufficiently address all identified MRs. In particular, these models lack the combination of traditional RE practices, such as goal orientation, documentation, and traceability with novel agile approaches. Furthermore, there is a need for a more holistic RE which merges the domains of product, service, and software engineering.
Ruf, Christian, "Towards an Artifact-Oriented Requirements Engineering Model for Developing Successful Products, Services, and Systems: Identification of Model Requirements" (2015). BLED 2015 Proceedings. 10.