Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Computer and Information Science

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Martin L. Barrett

Committee Members

Bill Pine, Jeffrey W. Roach


One of the most important aspects of developing a large Web-based project is getting the correct requirements from the client. Time and money can be lost if the requirements are incomplete or inaccurate. Traditional Web design sources tend to gloss over this important activity.

Software engineering is a mature field that can help in the quest for more complete and accurate requirement gathering. This paper explores the ways that traditional software engineering techniques can be applied to Web projects. A methodology is presented based on both existing and new techniques. Several experiments are conducted to determine the usefulness of each method in the methodology. The conclusion points out that active participants in the Web development field do perceive there to be a problem in requirement gathering. Most who tested the methodology found that it would be useful in addressing this problem.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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