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Requirements elicitation with business process modeling

Published on Sep 14, 2014
Lise B. Hvatum1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract
Requirements Elicitation is the area of Requirements Engineering that deals with identifying system requirements. The paper documents a pattern showing how to elicit functional requirements for a software product in the form of User Stories through modeling the operational processes to be performed by users of the system. Using business process modeling to identify functional requirements to obtain a complete and consistent set of requirements for the scope of the model. The pattern is placed into the overall context of requirements elicitation techniques.
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