Requirements engineering based on business process models: A case study

Evelli Cardoso, Joao Paulo A. Almeida, Giancarlo Guizzardi
2009 2009 13th Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops  
This paper reports a study in which business process modelling was regarded as a useful tool for requirements engineering. We have used business process models as a starting point to derive alternative sets of requirements for a process-oriented system. These alternative sets capture different decisions regarding the intended "level of automation" for the various activities in a business process. The approach is demonstrated in a case study which consists of the development of a real system to
more » ... f a real system to manage processes in a Human Resources (HR) Department of a large organization. We use a requirements specification that was previously obtained through what we characterize as a "conventional" requirements engineering technique and we compare it with the requirements specifications derived from the business process model. We discuss the impact of the use of business process models in the completeness, correctness, consistency and traceability of requirements in the case study. 978-1-4244-5564-5/09/$26.00 ©2009 IEEE 320 Authorized licensed use limited to: UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO ESPIRITO SANTO. Downloaded on March 22,2010 at 09:57:27 EDT from IEEE Xplore. Restrictions apply.
doi:10.1109/edocw.2009.5331974 dblp:conf/edoc/CardosoAG09 fatcat:fj7rdsetpba6ldm6a56urzlzoa