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Title: Modelling the strategic alignment of software requirements using goal graphs
Authors: Ellis-Braithwaite, Richard
Lock, Russell
Dawson, Ray
Haque, Badr
Keywords: Requirements engineering
Strategic alignment
Quantified goal graphs
Requirements traceability
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © IARIA
Citation: ELLIS-BRAITHWAITE, R. ... et al, 2012. Modelling the strategic alignment of software requirements using goal graphs. The Seventh International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, 18th-23rd November 2012, pp.524-529.
Abstract: This paper builds on existing Goal Oriented Requirements Engineering (GORE) research by presenting a methodology with a supporting tool for analysing and demonstrating the alignment between software requirements and business objectives. Current GORE methodologies can be used to relate business goals to software goals through goal abstraction in goal graphs. However, we argue that unless the extent of goal-goal contribution is quantified with verifiable metrics and confidence levels, goal graphs are not sufficient for demonstrating the strategic alignment of software requirements. We introduce our methodology using an example software project from Rolls-Royce. We conclude that our methodology can improve requirements by making the relationships to business problems explicit, thereby disambiguating a requirement’s underlying purpose and value.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11017
Publisher Link: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ICSEA12.html
ISBN: 9781612082301
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