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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2010 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 38-45
Len Bass , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Paul Clements , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
ABSTRACT
Architectures come about through forces and needs other than those captured in traditional requirements documents. A business goal expresses why a system is being developed and what stakeholders in the developing organization, the customer organization, and beyond aspire to achieve through its production and use. Business goals can provide the rationale for requirements and help identify missing or superfluous requirements. Business goals can also influence architectures directly, even without affecting requirements at all. A business goals viewpoint can help architects and organizations capture their business goals in a precise and unambiguous form, which in turn will help architects design systems that are more responsive to organizational needs.
INDEX TERMS
business goals, business goals viewpoint, software architecture, business goals scenario
CITATION
Len Bass, Paul Clements, "The Business Goals Viewpoint", IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. , pp. 38-45, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.116
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