Bleistein, S. J., Cox, K., Verner, J. and Phalp, K. T., 2005. Requirements engineering for e-business advantage. Requirements Engineering, 11 (1), pp. 4-16.
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As a means of contributing to the achievement of business advantage for companies engaging in e-business, we propose a requirements engineering framework that incorporates a business strategy dimension. We employ Jackson’s Problem Frames approach, goal modeling, and business process modeling (BPM) to achieve this. Jackson’s context diagrams, used to represent business model context, are integrated with goal models to describe the requirements of the business strategy. We leverage the paradigm of projection in both approaches as a means of simultaneously decomposing both the requirement and context parts, from an abstract business level to concrete system requirements. Our approach maintains traceability to high-level business objectives via contribution relationship links in the goal model. We integrate use of role activity diagrams to describe business processes in detail where needed. The feasibility of our approach is shown by a well-known case study taken from the literature.
|Additional Information:||This paper introduces a method to guide the production of requirements so that they explicitly support business goals (in this case for e-business). The original contribution is the integration of goal models (produced using progression of problems), and problem frame context diagrams, with the detail of process models, depicted as role activity diagrams. This allows traceability from business goals to both process models and requirements, and marks a move upstream from the traditional view of requirements, towards consideration of a strategic perspective. Application of the approach, to a large scale retail problem, Seven Eleven Japan (SVJ), shows that complex business strategies can be accommodated, and mapped through to supporting IT. Acceptance in the Requirements Engineering Journal (the major journal dedicated to Requirements) is an indicator of the importance of the work.|
|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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