Understandability of Goal Concepts by Requirements Engineering Experts

W. Engelsman, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Abstract

    ARMOR is a graphical language for modeling business goals and enterprise architectures. In previous work we have identified problems with understandability of goal-oriented concepts for practicing enterprise architects. In this paper we replicate the earlier quasi-experiments with experts in requirements engineering, to see if similar problems arise. We found that fewer mistakes were made in this replication than were made in the previous experiment with practitioners, but that the types of mistakes made in all the concepts were similar to the mistakes made in our previous experiments with enterprise architects. The stakeholder concept was used perfectly by our sample, but the goal decomposition relation was not understood. The subjects provided explanations for understandability problems that are similar to our previous hypothesized explanations. By replicating some of our earlier results, this paper provides additional support for the generalizability of our earlier results.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationAdvances in conceptual modeling: ER 2014 Workshops, ENMO, MoBiD, MReBA, QMMQ, SeCoGIS, WISM, and ER Demos
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages97-106
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12255-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event1st International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis, MReBA 2014 of the 33rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2014 - Atlanta, GA, USA
    Duration: 27 Oct 201429 Oct 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume8823

    Workshop

    Workshop1st International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis, MReBA 2014 of the 33rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2014
    Period27/10/1429/10/14
    Other27-29 October 2014

    Keywords

    • EWI-25553
    • METIS-309808
    • IR-93498
    • SCS-Services

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