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dc.contributor.advisorMorkos, Beshoy Wahib
dc.contributor.authorVoris, Nathaniel Conde
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T20:42:45Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T20:42:45Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2309
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2017en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research presented in this thesis investigates the nature of change and change propagation in requirement documents as they are influenced by requirement type, that is, “Functional” or “NonFunctional,” and how an understanding of these types may refine utilization of the Automated Requirement Change Propagation Prediction (ARCPP) tool when used by design teams. Functionality is determined by asking the question “Does the requirement prescribe something for the project to accomplish?” This question separates the requirements into their requisite types. Using the ARCPP, the relationship and propagation scores were determined for each requirement. Furthermore, the number of relationships were determined for each requirement. It was discovered that, generally, requirements are most closely related to others of the same type. NonFunctional requirements are the type most likely to instigate change propagation, in all cases. Furthermore, nonfunctional requirements are most likely to instigate change to whichever type of requirement is most numerous in the requirement document. Additionally, the requirements were most likely to propagate to other requirements of the same type. Finally, change propagation paths through the different types of requirements is dependent on the number of each type of requirement in a requirement document, rather than the types of requirements, themselves. The calculations for finding the propagation and relationship scores are included. Additionally, the method for determining the relationships between functional and nonfunctional requirements has been included to enable design teams to better predict change propagation based on both the number of relationships and the propagation scores generated.en_US
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dc.titleInvestigating the Influence of Functional and NonFunctional Requirements on Change and Change Propagationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2018-01-04T15:20:53Z
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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