AuthorsA. M. L. de Vasconcelos, J. L. de la Vara, J. Sanchez and O. Pastor
EditorsM. Lencastre
TitleTowards CMMI-Compliant Business Process-Driven Requirements Engineering
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)The Certus Centre (SFI)
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2012
Conference Name2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology

Modeling of business processes has been both recommended by academia and adopted by industry for elicitation of system requirements. Software process maturity models are also relevant in industry, and compliance with them is a major concern for many organizations. Therefore, business process-driven requirements engineering approaches should aim to comply with those maturity models, and how the approaches comply or not should be determined. However, no work has addressed these issues properly. This paper proposes a compliance analysis, based on a maturity model, of business process-based requirements engineering approaches as a first step to tackle these issues. This type of analysis allows practitioners to know if a specific approach meets their needs, and researchers to identify room for improvement in approaches in order to try to increase their industrial acceptance. As an example, the compliance of an existing approach with the requirements development process area of CMMI-DEV is analyzed. The analysis has allowed us to determine the characteristics of the approach that meet CMMI-DEV, and to identify improvement opportunities so that the approach fulfills further industry needs. Furthermore, the results of the analysis apply to other approaches.

Citation KeyQUATIC2012