Making Tacit Requirements Explicit

R. Gacitua, L. Ma, Bashar Nuseibeh, P Piwek, Anne de Roek, Mark Rouncefield, Peter Sawyer, A. Willis, H. Yang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


The importance of tacit knowledge in Requirements Engineering (RE) is widely acknowledged. While valuable work has developed techniques to expose sources of tacit knowledge during requirements elicitation, such techniques are not universally applied and tacit knowledge, continues to negatively affect the quality of the requirements. In this position paper we present a brief review and interpretation of the literature on tacit knowledge that, we believe, is useful for RE. We describe a number of techniques that offer analysts the means to reason about the effect of tacit knowledge and improve the quality of requirements and their management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MARK), 2009
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7694-7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010
Event2009 Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MARK) - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 1 Sept 20091 Sept 2009


Conference2009 Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MARK)
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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