Specifying Software Models with Organizational Styles

Specifying Software Models with Organizational Styles

Manuel Kolp (Université Catholique de Louvain Place des Doyens, Belgium), Yves Wautelet (Université Catholique de Louvain Place des Doyens, Belgium) and Stéphane Faulkner (University of Namur Rempart de la Vierge, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-852-0.ch417
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Abstract

Organizational Modeling is concerned with analyzing and understanding the organizational context within which a software system will eventually function. This chapter proposes organizational patterns motivated by organizational theories intended to facilitate the construction of organizational models. These patterns are defined from real world organizational settings, modeled in i* and formalized using the Formal Tropos language. Additionally, the chapter evaluates the proposed patterns using desirable qualities such as coordinability and predictability. The research is conducted in the context of Tropos, a comprehensive software system development methodology.

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