Bleistein, S. J., Cox, K., Verner, J. and Phalp, K. T., 2005. B-SCP: A requirements analysis framework for validating strategic alignment of organizational IT based on strategy, context and process. Information and Software Technology, 48 (9), pp. 846-868.
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Ensuring that organizational IT is in alignment with and provides support for an organization's business strategy is critical to business success. Despite this, business strategy and strategic alignment issues are all but ignored in the requirements engineering research literature. We present B-SCP, a requirements engineering framework for organizational IT that directly addresses an organization's business strategy and the alignment of IT requirements with that strategy. B-SCP integrates the three themes of strategy, context, and process using a requirements engineering notation for each theme. We demonstrate a means of cross-referencing and integrating the notations with each other, enabling explicit traceability between business processes and business strategy. In addition, we show a means of defining requirements problem scope as a Jackson problem diagram by applying a business modeling framework. Our approach is illustrated via application to an exemplar. The case example demonstrates the feasibility of B-SCP, and we present a comparison with other approaches
|Additional Information:||This paper describes a coherent framework that extends from business strategy through domain and requirements models to models of operational processes. The derivation of this framework draws together a breadth of work (across disciplines) and represents the culmination of a substantial body of work by the authors. The framework integrates a strategic business view (i* goal models) with a contextual view (Jackson Context Diagrams; part of the problem frames approach) and process models. In doing so the approach uniquely provides a systematic and rigorous framework that ‘supports validation of requirements in terms of alignment with and support for business strategy and the business processes that support that strategy'. This issue of alignment is now recognized as being of major importance for requirements engineering and the authors and this paper have been influential in highlighting this (indeed all were members of the Program Committee for the First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Business Need and IT Alignment). In addition these ideas have been extended further and work based upon these ideas was recently presented at ISESE and given a best paper award. Hence this work is both well received and viewed as making an important contribution within the requirements engineering community|
|Subjects:||Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics|
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing|
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|Deposited On:||04 Apr 2007|
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