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Enhancing stakeholder understanding in early systems development

Research carried out aimed to improve stakeholder understanding of the interrelations between strategic goals and system functionality during the early stages of information systems development. The product of this research was a conceptual framework, which utilised System Dynamics, scenarios, ontologies and rationale to model and evaluate the impact of information system requirements on an enterprise. This research has the potential to minimise frequent and costly errors which result from stakeholder misunderstandings of issues related to the impact of requirements on an enterprise.

References to the research

Garfield, J. & Loucopoulos, P. (2009) Facilitating requirements negotiation: modelling alternatives and arguments. The 15th Americas conference on Information Systems (AMCIS2009), San Francisco, California, 6-9 August 2009.

Garfield, J. & Loucopoulos, P. (2009) Requirements elaboration for system co-development. Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information (ISI), 14(4), pp.77-98.

Loucopoulos, P. & Garfield, J. (2009) The intertwining of enterprise strategy and requirements. In Lyttinen, K., Loucopoulos, P., Mylopoulos, J., Robinson, W., eds. Design Requirements Engineering – a ten-year perspective. Design Requirements Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 3-6 June 2007, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 14. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 352-373.