Understandability of Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering Concepts for Enterprise Architects

W. Engelsman, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Abstract

    ArchiMate is a graphical language for modelling business goals and enterprise architecture. In previous work we identified possible understandability issues with the goal-oriented notations in ArchiMate. [Problem] We investigated how understandable the goal-oriented concepts really were in two quasi-experiments with practitioners. [Principal ideas/results] Only three concepts were understood by most or all subjects; the stakeholder concept, the goal concept and the requirement concept. The other concepts were misunderstood by most of our subjects. We offer explanations for these (mis)understandings. [Contribution] This paper provides new insights into the understandability and hence usability of goal-oriented concepts by practicing enterprise architects.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages105-119
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-07880-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 16 Jun 201420 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 26

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume8484

    Conference

    Conference26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2014
    Abbreviated titleCAiSE
    CountryGreece
    CityThessaloniki
    Period16/06/1420/06/14

    Keywords

    • EWI-25552
    • METIS-309807
    • IR-93497
    • SCS-Services

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