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JSW 2013 Vol.8(1): 1-10 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.1.1-10

Requirements Engineering and Business/IT Alignment: Lessons Learned

Azmat Ullah, Richard Lai
La Trobe University,Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Melbourne, Vic. 3086, Australia

Abstract—This paper presents a review on the Business/IT alignment with the goal of exploring how requirements engineering can help model business environment and how business environment can help perform requirements engineering tasks in order to develop a system which meets business expectations. It discusses ten lessons learned from the Business/IT alignment research area in the context of requirements engineering (RE). It is intended to be useful to researchers and graduate students who consider doing research into alignment using requirements engineering approaches, and also to requirements engineers who are interested in deriving system requirements from business environment. Challenges to the value of alignment research, the role of requirements engineering research in alignment, and recommendations for RE researchers in order to highlight future RE research directions in Business/IT alignment domain are also presented.

Index Terms—Requirement engineering (RE) future; Business-IT alignment; Alignment challenges; Business environment; Requirements derivation.


Cite: Azmat Ullah, Richard Lai, "Requirements Engineering and Business/IT Alignment: Lessons Learned," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2013.

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