Quantitative requirements prioritization from a pre-development perspective
Book chapter, 2015

Feature content in system releases tends to be prioritized using limited amounts of qualitative user input and based on the opinions of those in product management. This leads to several problems due to the wasteful allocation of R&D resources. In this paper, we present the results of our efforts to collect quantitative customer input before the start of development using mock-ups and surveys for a mobile application developed by Sony Mobile. Our research shows that (1) collecting quantitative feedback before development is feasible, (2) the data collected deviates from the original feature prioritization, i.e. it is beneficial and (3) the data gives further insight in requirement prioritization than a qualitative method could have provided.

Customer data

Case study


Data-driven development

Requirements engineering



E. Johansson

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

D. Bergdahl

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Jan Bosch

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Helena Holmström Olsson

Malmö university

Communications in Computer and Information Science

1865-0929 (ISSN)


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Computer and Information Science





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