How can clarification patterns help developing software?

One of the most intense and enjoyable events last year was the Ready-set-transfer panel (or: show) at Requirements Engineering Conference. I had the pleasure to present my work on the V:issue:lizer and to argue why I think it was ready for transfer into industry. The following video* (1:46 min) was part of my pitch on why the V:issue:lizer is relevant for software development:

So how can the V:issue:lizer help in this situation? Let’s first look on the visualization of the clarification trajectory derived from the discussion in the video (see a transcript in the making of section below). Continue reading

V:Issue:lizer: Exploring Clarification in Online Communication Over Time

In this post, I describe the V:Issue:lizer tool (the transcription of the video follows below). V:issue:lizer supports managers in their decision making process by analyzing

  • analyze stakeholder communication
  • analyze communication problems
  • identify domain and project experts.

Here is a preprint of our ICSE2013 Formal Tool Demonstration.

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