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Title: An enterprise architecture framework for electronic requirements information management
Authors: Jallow, Abdou Karim
Demian, Peter
Anumba, Chimay J.
Baldwin, Andrew N.
Keywords: Construction project
Enterprise architecture
Framework
Information
Requirements management
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: JALLOW, A.K. ...et al., 2017. An enterprise architecture framework for electronic requirements information management. International Journal of Information Management, 37(5), pp. 455-472.
Abstract: © 2017 Elsevier LtdManaging information about client requirements effectively can contribute to improve the quality of built facilities, and their related services. However, the process has been challenging to construction project management often resulting in failed projects. This necessitates an overwhelming need for a better approach. This paper presents a novel enterprise architecture framework for managing information about client requirements across all phases of a construction project and through-life of a built facility. The Integrated electronic Requirements Information Management Framework (eRIM) defines an information-centric, and process and service-oriented enterprise architecture approach to requirements management. It also describes how Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Information Systems (IS) can support this information management. In developing the framework, findings from three case study projects were collated through observations, a questionnaire and interviews of construction practitioners. It is concluded that when implemented and incorporated in the management of construction projects, the eRIM architecture framework can potentially contribute towards improved and more efficient and effective management of client requirements across all stages of a project. Further work is outlined to operationalize the framework.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 24th Nov. 2018.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.04.005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25856
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.04.005
ISSN: 0268-4012
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