Automated Requirement Dependency Analysis for Complex Technical Systems

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Iris Gr
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Paderborn University, Germany
Section: Systems Engineering and Design
Page(s): 1865-1874
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Requirements changes are a leading cause for project failures. Due to propagation effects, change management requires dependency analysis. Existing approaches have shortcomings regarding ability to process large requirement sets, availability of required data, differentiation of propagation behavior and consideration of higher order dependencies. This paper introduces a new method for advanced requirement dependency analysis based on machine learning. Evaluation proves applicability and high performance by means of a case example, 4 development projects and 3 workshops with industry experts.

Keywords: requirements management, change management, systems engineering (SE), dependency analysis, artificial intelligence (AI)

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