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E-business initiatives succeed when the business model and the deployed software architecture contribute directly to the firm's business goals. The design of e-business initiatives should elicit and evaluate alternative business models and software architectures in order to find the combination which best achieves the business goals. The elicitation and evaluation of alternatives requires effective communication between stakeholders with different skill sets. In this paper, we introduce an end-to-end process which facilitates stakeholder communication throughout the development process. We leverage goal-modeling and scenario evaluation notations to compare alternative business models and software architectures and to select the alternatives which best satisfy the firm's business goals. We illustrate the process with a case study. The process assists cross-functional stakeholders in documenting decisions made throughout the initial design and subsequent evolution of an e-business initiative.

-- Daniel Amyot - 05 Jul 2010


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Title Goal-Oriented Design of Business Models and Software Architectures
Authors D.A. Velasquez and M. Weiss
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 2006 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE-06)
Publisher IEEE CS
Month May
Year 2006
Pages 510-513
DOI 10.1109/CCECE.2006.277576
Keywords GRL, business models, scenarios, software architectures
Topic revision: r1 - 05 Jul 2010 - 15:31:23 - Daniel Amyot
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