Making every student a winner: The WinWin approach in software engineering education

Paul Grünbacher, Norbert Seyff, Robert O. Briggs, Hoh In, Hasan Kitapci, Daniel Port

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This paper shows how Theory-W and the WinWin requirements negotiation approach are used in software engineering education at several universities in the US, Europe, and Asia. We briefly describe Theory-W, the WinWin negotiation model, available processes, and tool support. We then discuss how students can benefit from WinWin in their software engineering education. We explore different options for teaching the approach and present concrete examples and experiences from the different universities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1191-1200
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1



  • Requirements engineering
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Theory-W

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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