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Tackling the requirements jigsaw puzzle. / Albuquerque, Maria Pinto; Rashid, Awais.

Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 233-242.

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Albuquerque, MP & Rashid, A 2014, Tackling the requirements jigsaw puzzle. in Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 233-242, 2014 IEEE 22nd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), Karlskrona, Sweden, 25/08/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2014.6912265

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Albuquerque, M. P., & Rashid, A. (2014). Tackling the requirements jigsaw puzzle. In Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International (pp. 233-242). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2014.6912265

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Albuquerque MP, Rashid A. Tackling the requirements jigsaw puzzle. In Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 233-242 https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2014.6912265

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Albuquerque, Maria Pinto ; Rashid, Awais. / Tackling the requirements jigsaw puzzle. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2014 IEEE 22nd International. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 233-242

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