A goal-based round-trip method for system development
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In most cases information system development can be seen as an exercise of business process reengineering, either because it automates some human-based processes or because a legacy system is going to be replaced. From this point of view, we can say that the specification of the system-to-be goes from the observation and analysis of the current system to the specification of the system-to-be, going through the construction and evaluation of alternatives. Goal-oriented models are a valuable formalism to support the strategic analysis of the current process. In this paper, we propose a method supporting that round-trip engineering process, focusing in the prescriptive construction of strategic i* models and the systematic generation of alternatives. Several requirements engineering techniques are used in order to model the existing process, which allow a reliable generation and evaluation of alternatives as well as the reuse of strategic knowledge for information system development.
CitationGrau, G.; Franch, X.; Maiden, N. A goal-based round-trip method for system development. A: International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. "REFSQ'05 : proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Sofware Quality: 13-14 June 2005, Porto, Portugal". 2005, p. 71-86.