Requirements Engineering for Value Webs

Requirements Engineering for Value Webs

Jaap Gordijn (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-506-1.ch013
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Abstract

Value webs are cooperating, networked enterprises and end-consumers that create, distribute, and consume things of economic value. The task of creating, designing, and analyzing such webs is a prototypical example of a multi-disciplinary task. Business-oriented stakeholders are involved because the way an enterprise creates economic value is discussed. But also representatives responsible for business processes (many innovative value webs require changes in processes) and inter-organizational information systems (enabling value webs from a technical point of view) play a key role, as well as end-consumers. To facilitate exploration and analysis of such value webs, we propose an approach called e3value that utilizes terminology from business sciences, marketing, and axiology but is founded on methodology seen in requirements engineering such as semi-formal, lightweight graphical conceptual modeling, multiple viewpoints, and scenario techniques. We have developed and tested this methodology in a series of e-business consultancy projects. In this chapter we will present lessons learned in developing value webs, which stem from our consultancy experience. Then we present the e3value methodology, with a focus on modeling and understanding what parties offer each other of economic value. Analysing value webs from such an economic value perspective is the main contribution of our approach; business science approaches contain the right terminology but are far too sloppy to be usable in practice, whereas requirements engineering and conceptual modeling approaches are sufficiently rigorous but do not provide adequate terminology. For educational purposes, we illustrate the methodology with an easy-to-understand, inline example. Finally we discuss related approaches and conclusions.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Bashar Nuseibeh
Acknowledgments
Jose Luis Mate, Andres Silva
Chapter 1
Päivi Parviainen, Maarit Tihinen, Marco Lormanms, Rini van Solingen
This chapter introduces requirements engineering for sociotechnical systems. Requirements engineering for sociotechnical systems is a complex... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering: Dealing with the Complexity of Sociotechnical Systems Development
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Chapter 2
Eman Nasr
In this chapter we are particularly interested in requirements engineering of software where the software is part of a complex engineered system;... Sample PDF
Challenges in Requirements Engineering for Embedded Systems
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Chapter 3
Chad Coulin, Didar Zowghi
This chapter examines requirements elicitation for complex systems from a theoretical and practical perspective. System stakeholders, requirements... Sample PDF
Requirements Elicitation for Complex Systems: Theory and Practice
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Chapter 4
Javier Andrade Garda, Juan Ares Casa, Rafael García Vázquez, Santiago Rodríguez Yáñez
This chapter focuses on software engineering conceptual modeling, its current weaknesses, and the alternatives to overcome them. It is clear that... Sample PDF
Conceptual Modeling in Requirements Engineering: Weaknesses and Alternatives
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Chapter 5
Angélica de Antonio, Ricardo Imbert
The concept of Agent is being used with different meanings and purposes in two separate fields of software engineering, namely Requirements... Sample PDF
Combining Requirements Engineering and Agents
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Chapter 6
Pete Sawyer
The interest in Software Process Improvement (SPI) in the early 1990s stimulated tentative work on parallel models for Requirements Engineering (RE)... Sample PDF
Maturing Requirements Engineering Process Maturity Models
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Chapter 7
D. Greer
The problems associated with requirements prioritisation for an incremental and iterative software process are described. Existing approaches to... Sample PDF
Requirements Prioritisation for Incremental and Iterative Development
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Chapter 8
Juan Pablo Carvallo, Xavier Franch, Carme Quer
This chapter proposes the use of quality models to describe the quality of requirements management tools. We present the COSTUME (COmposite SofTware... Sample PDF
A Quality Model for Requirements Management Tools
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Chapter 9
Panayiotis Periorellis
Information Systems in general carry or have embedded in their structure, elements that stem from the organization’s strategic, tactical, and... Sample PDF
Composing Systems of Systems: Requirements for the Integration of Autonomous Computer Systems
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Chapter 10
Barbara Paech, Christian Denger, Daniel Kerkow, Antje von Knethen
Over the last few years the functionality and complexity of technical products has increased dramatically. This is reflected in the complexity of... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering for Technical Products: Integrating Specification, Validation and Change Management
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Chapter 11
Ines Grützner, Barbara Paech
Technology-enabled learning using the Web and the computer and courseware, in particular, is becoming more and more important as an addition... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering for Courseware Development
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Chapter 12
Stefan Dietze
This chapter discusses typical collaborative requirements definition processes as they are performed in open source software development (OSSD)... Sample PDF
Collaborative Requirements Definition Processes in Open Source Software Development
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Chapter 13
Jaap Gordijn
Value webs are cooperating, networked enterprises and end-consumers that create, distribute, and consume things of economic value. The task of... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering for Value Webs
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Chapter 14
J. L. Garrido, M. Gea, M. L. Rodríguez
Technology is increasing the possibilities for working in groups and even changing the way in which traditionally this has been performed. This... Sample PDF
Requirements Engineering in Cooperative Systems
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Chapter 15
Sara Jones, Neil Maiden
This chapter describes RESCUE (Requirements Engineering with Scenarios for a User-centred Environment), a method for specifying requirements for... Sample PDF
RESCUE: An Integrated Method for Specifying Requirements for Complex Sociotechnical Systems
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Chapter 16
Inger Dybdahl Sørby, Line Melby, Gry Seland
This chapter presents two different techniques for elicitation and analysis of requirements for a mobile electronic patient record (EPR) to be used... Sample PDF
Using Scenarios and Drama Improvisation for Identifying and Analysing Requirements for Mobile Electronic Patient Records
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Chapter 17
Daniel Kerkow, Jörg Dörr, Barbara Paech, Thomas Olsson, Tom Koenig
This chapter describes how non-functional requirements (NFR) can be elicited and documented in the context of sociotechnical systems. An approach is... Sample PDF
Elicitation and Documentation of Non-Functional Requirements for Sociotechnical Systems
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Chapter 18
Raymond McCall, Ivan Mistrik
This chapter explains how natural language processing (NLP) and participatory design can aid in identifying system requirements. It argues that... Sample PDF
Capture of Software Requirements and Rationale through Collaborative Software Development
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Chapter 19
Jon G. Hall, Lucia Rapanotti
This chapter introduces Problem Frames as a framework for the analysis of sociotechnical problems. It summarizes the Problem Frames approach, its... Sample PDF
Problem Frames for Sociotechnical Systems
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Chapter 20
Stefan Cronholm, Göran Goldkuhl
In this chapter we challenge the view of perceiving information systems as systems for storing, retrieving, and organizing large amounts of data. We... Sample PDF
Communication Analysis as Perspective and Method for Requirements Engineering
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