Actor relationship analysis for the i* framework

Yamamoto, Shuichiro, Ibe, Komon, Verner, June, COX, KARL and Bleistein, Steven (2009) Actor relationship analysis for the i* framework In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2009, Milan, Italy, 6-10 May, 2009.

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The i* framework is a goal-oriented approach that addresses organizational IT requirements engineering concerns, and is considered an effective technique for analyzing dependencies between actors. However, the effectiveness and limitations of i* are unclear. When we modelled an industrial case with a large number of actors using i*, we discovered difficulties in (1) validating the completeness of the model, and (2) managing change. To solve these problems, we propose an actor relationship matrix analysis method (ARM) as a precursor to i* modeling, which we found aided in addressing the above two issues. This paper defines our method and demonstrates it with a case study. ARM enables requirements engineers to better ensure completeness of requirements in a repeatable and systematic manner that does not currently exist in the i* framework.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Goal oriented requirements engineering; i* framework; Actor relationship analysis
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G100 Mathematics
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1007/978-3-642-01347-8_41
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Visual Modelling
ID Code:9006
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:20 Jul 2011 12:55
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