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A practical approach to goal modelling for time-constrained projects

Boness, K. D., Bartsch, M., Cook, S. and Harrison, R. (2005) A practical approach to goal modelling for time-constrained projects. In: Ist International Workshop on Requirements Engineering of Information Systems for the Digital Economy (REISDE), 2nd ICETE International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, Microsoft, Reading UK, 3-7 Oct 2005, Microsoft Convention Centre, Reading, UK.

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Goal modelling is a well known rigorous method for analysing problem rationale and developing requirements. Under the pressures typical of time-constrained projects its benefits are not accessible. This is because of the effort and time needed to create the graph and because reading the results can be difficult owing to the effects of crosscutting concerns. Here we introduce an adaptation of KAOS to meet the needs of rapid turn around and clarity. The main aim is to help the stakeholders gain an insight into the larger issues that might be overlooked if they make a premature start into implementation. The method emphasises the use of obstacles, accepts under-refined goals and has new methods for managing crosscutting concerns and strategic decision making. It is expected to be of value to agile as well as traditional processes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:6103
Uncontrolled Keywords:goal, modelling, project, time constraint
Additional Information:ISBNs of published version: 9728865376; 9789728865375


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