A goal-oriented requirements modelling language for enterprise architecture

Dick Quartel, W. Engelsman, Henk Jonkers, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    Methods for enterprise architecture, such as TOGAF, acknowledge the importance of requirements engineering in the development of enterprise architectures. Modelling support is needed to specify, document, communicate and reason about goals and requirements. Current modelling techniques for enterprise architecture focus on the products, services, processes and applications of an enterprise. In addition, techniques may be provided to describe structured requirements lists and use cases. Little support is available however for modelling the underlying motivation of enterprise architectures in terms of stakeholder concerns and the high-level goals that address these concerns. This paper describes a language that supports the modelling of this motivation. The definition of the language is based on existing work on high-level goal and requirements modelling and is aligned with an existing standard for enterprise modelling: the ArchiMate language. Furthermore, the paper illustrates how enterprise architecture can benefit from analysis techniques in the requirements domain.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirteenth IEEE International EDOC Enterprise Computing Conference, EDOC 2009
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3785-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 1 Sept 20094 Sept 2009
    Conference number: 13

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Workshop13th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2009
    Abbreviated titleEDOC
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-15991
    • IR-67577

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