VIRE: Sailing a blue ocean with value-innovative requirements

Sangsoo Kim, Hoh In, Jongmoon Baik, Rick Kazman, Kwangsin Han

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An effective way for software development organizations to survive in competitive markets is to make competition irrelevant through requirements that create new value. Value-Innovative Requirements Engineering is a novel requirements-engineering process to support this market approach. VIRE is based on the blue-ocean strategy for creating an uncontested new market space that satisfies new customer desires and needs. The VIRE process guides the creation of new value for potential customers, using blue ocean's ERRC (eliminate, reduce, raise, and create) requirements analysis process as well as quantitative requirements analyses. A case study shows how VIRE created significant new market value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1


  • Customer satisfaction
  • Requirements engineering
  • Value innovation
  • Value-based software engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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