Uni-REPM Tool

The Universal Requirements Engineering Process Maturity Model (Uni-REPM) project

Over the last 5 years, we have developed a low-cost and fast assessment and improvement framework for requirements engineering for companies. This evaluation tool is light-weight, and offers a quick overview of possibilities for improvement as well as a benchmark of current ways-of-working.

The Uni-REPM project is built on experiences from more than 10 companies as well as the latest results from state-of-the-art in research. The idea is to have a quick and easy way for anyone to do a self-assessment of their ways-of-working that can be repeated over time to see progress and evolution without paying consultants or access to expensive frameworks.

The Uni-REPM is an ongoing project and is an evolution of some maturity models whose related publications are presented below.

  • Safe-RE Metamodel
  • Uni-REPM SCS
    • Model Description - Version 0.2 (Updated in 2018-01-22)
    • Model Description - Version 0.1
    • Papers:
    • Vilela, J., Castro, J., Martins, L. E. G., & Gorschek, T. (2018). Safety Practices in Requirements Engineering: The Uni-REPM Safety Module. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. DOI
    • Vilela, J., Castro, J., Martins, L. E. G., & Gorschek, T. (2018). Assessment of Safety Processes in Requirements Engineering. Requirements Engineering Conference.
    • Vilela, J., Castro, J., Martins, L. E. G., & Gorschek, T. (2017). Integration between requirements engineering and safety analysis: A systematic literature review. Journal of Systems and Software, 125, 68-92. DOI
    • Vilela, J., Castro, J., Martins, L. E. G., Silva, C., & Gorschek, T. Specifying Safety Requirements with GORE languages. Proceedings of the 31st Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering, 154-163, 2017. DOI
    • Vilela, J., Castro, J., Martins, L. E. G. Uni-REPM Safety Module: evaluating the maturity of safety processes in requirements engineering. VII Workshop de dissertaƧƵes e Teses do CBSoft, 91-99, 2017. Download
    • Martins, L. E. G., & Gorschek, T. Requirements engineering for safety-critical systems: A systematic literature review. Information and Software Technology, 75, 71-89, 2016. DOI
    • Martins, L. E., & Gorschek, T. Requirements Engineering for Safety-Critical Systems: Overview and Challenges. IEEE Software, 2018. DOI
  • The Universal Requirements Engineering Process Model (Uni-REPM)
    • Model Description - Version 0.9CR
    • Papers:
    • Svahnberg, M., Gorschek, T., Nguyen, T. T. L., & Nguyen, M. Uni-REPM: a framework for requirements engineering process assessment. Requirements Engineering Journal, vol. 20, 91-118, 2013. DOI
    • Svahnberg, M., Gorschek, T., Nguyen, T. T. L., & Nguyen, M. Uni-REPM: validated and improved. Requirements Engineering Journal, vol. 18, 85-103, 2013. DOI
    • Nguyen, M. (2010). Empirical Evaluation of a Universal Requirements Engineering Process Maturity Model. Master Thesis, Software Engineering, Thesis no: MSE-2010-28. Download
    • Nguyen, T. T. L. (2010). The creation of Uni-REPM . Master Thesis, Software Engineering, Thesis no: MSE-2010-27. Download
  • The Market-Driven Requirements Engineering Process Model (MDREPM)
  • The Requirements Engineering Process Model (REPM)