Why Disciplinary Boundaries Make Change Hard: Establishing Critique in Requirements Engineering

Requirements Engineering needs to change – but its disciplinary norms and values make it difficult to develop change from within.


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Requirements engineering (RE) is an interdisciplinary research field integrating social science approaches with software engineering. It is as well a transdisciplinary practice translating different industry domain’s sociotechnical contexts into technical specifications. Reporting on an empirical study in critical RE, this talk discusses how the inter- and transdisciplinary nature of requirements work implicitly enacts a specific relation between epistemic, social and economic value/s. It argues that the obscured interplay between these values makes it structurally hard for critical researchers and practitioners to develop collective agency towards change.

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Dec 16 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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