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Integrating b-SCP and MAP to manage the evolution of strategic IT requirements


Abdul Babar, Karl Cox, Vladimir Tosic, Steven Bleistein and June Verner




This paper presents the first steps in a research project that integrates two requirements engineering methodologies, B-SCP and MAP, in order to manage the evolution of strategic IT. Our integration approach presents a mechanism to validate and verify MAP requirements against B-SCP requirements and vice versa. MAP has an inbuilt Gap Analysis process which saves the overhead of inventing a new approach to deal with requirements evolution. In addition, MAP extends B-SCP's capability by the addition of non-deterministic process modelling. Our solution is evaluated on an exemplar case study which looks at a system built for Seven Eleven Japan.

BibTeX Entry

    doi              = {10.1016/j.infsof.2007.11.005},
    author           = {Babar, Abdul and Cox, Karl and Tosic, Vladimir and Bleistein, Steven and Verner, June},
    number           = {7--8},
    month            = jul,
    volume           = {50},
    year             = {2008},
    keywords         = {requirements engineering, evolution, business strategy, strategic alignment, b-scp, map },
    title            = {Integrating B-{SCP} and {MAP} to Manage the Evolution of Strategic {IT} Requirements },
    pages            = {815--831}