This document presents the state of the art related with the systematic construction and analysis of i* models for assessing COTS-based systems development. The fist section presents an overview of the Component-Based Systems (CBS) development processes. As components are part of the architecture of the system, the second section introduces the evaluation of software architectures. The i* framework has been proved useful on the representation and evaluation of software architectures, including those containing COTS, the third section presents the i* framework and some other requirements engineering techniques. As the i* framework is agent-oriented, and so, the fourth section presents an overview of agent-oriented paradigm. Finally, as CBS development is an activity that seldom takes place from the scratch, we can tackle it as a process reengineering activity, because of that, section 5 outline the main issues in business process reengineering.
CitationGrau, G. "State of the art for the systematic construction and analysis of i* models for assessing COTS-based systems development". 2006.
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