Comparison of Requirement Prioritization Techniques to Find Best Prioritization Technique

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Javed Ali Khan 1,* Izaz Ur Rehman 1 Yawar Hayat Khan 2 Iftikhar Javed Khan 2 Salman Rashid 2

1. Department of Software Engineering University of Science and Technology Bannu, 28100 Pakistan

2. School of Information Technology, University of Lahore, (Islamabad Campus), 4400, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 Aug. 2015 / Revised: 16 Sep. 2015 / Accepted: 6 Oct. 2015 / Published: 8 Nov. 2015

Index Terms

Requirement prioritization, Comparisons of requirement prioritization, AHP, Software engineering


This paper describes an assessment of different requirement prioritization techniques (binary search tree, AHP, hierarchy AHP, spanning tree matrix, priority group/Numerical Analysis, bubble sort, MoSoW, simple ranking and Planning Game) on the basis of previous literature. Five research papers and thesis are critically reviewed, in order to select best requirement prioritization method. The study of literature shows that AHP is the best requirements prioritization technique amongst all the requirements prioritization techniques. It provides the most efficient and reliable results which are on ratio scale. It is fault- tolerant and provides a consistency check.

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Javed Ali Khan, Izaz Ur Rehman, Yawar Hayat Khan, Iftikhar Javed Khan, Salman Rashid, "Comparison of Requirement Prioritization Techniques to Find Best Prioritization Technique", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.7, no.11, pp.53-59, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2015.11.06


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