Value-based requirements engineering: exploring innovative e-commerce ideas

J.M. Akkermans, Jaap Gordijn
2003 Requirements Engineering  
Innovative e-commerce ideas are characterized by commercial products yet unknown to the market, enabled by information technology such as the Internet and technologies on top of it. How to develop such products is hardly known. We propose a interdisciplinary approach, e 3 -value , to explore an innovative e-commerce idea with the aim to understand such an idea thoroughly and to evaluate it for potential profitability. Our methodology exploits a requirements engineering's way of working, but
more » ... oys concepts and terminology from business science, marketing and axiology. It shows how to model business requirements and improve business-IT alignment, in sophisticated multi-actor value constellations that are common in electronic commerce. In addition to the e 3 -value approach methodology, we also present the action research-based development of our methodology, by using one of the longitudinal projects we carried out in the field of online news article provisioning.
doi:10.1007/s00766-003-0169-x fatcat:pp4exzrcl5eyfmcwwc5vr6wgva