Evaluating goal-oriented analysis in the domain of enterprise information systems

Malihe Tabatabaie*, Fiona A.C. Polack, Richard F. Paige

*Corresponding author for this work

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The development of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) raises specific challenges related to the scale and complexity of the business processes that must be supported. Techniques for managing the challenges of scale and complexity are often based on modelling, and are targeted at different parts of the EIS development process. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of a number of goal-oriented analysis approaches in the domain of EIS, based on an example EIS for health care. The paper concludes that existing approaches lack process guidance and, in particular, guidance on the evaluation of the results of goal analysis. We present an analysis of the problem of evaluation, and propose a scenario-based approach to evaluate the results of goal analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENTERprise Information Systems - International Conference, CENTERIS 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages9
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, CENTERIS 2010 - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 20 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 1
Volume109 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, CENTERIS 2010
CityViana do Castelo


  • Enterprise Information System
  • Goal Structuring Notation
  • Goal-oriented approaches
  • i*
  • KAOS
  • Stroke Care System

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