Comparing Goal-modelling Tools with the RE-tool Evaluation Approach

Raimundas Matulevicius, Patrick Heymans, Guttorm Sindre

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Abstract

Goal modelling usually takes place during the early information systems development phase known as requirements engineering (RE). RE is a key factor for project success where a good tool support is necessary. Several goal-modelling tools exist and several approaches can be used to evaluate them. In this paper, we report on an experiment to evaluate two goal-modelling tools - KAOS/Objectiver and i*/OME. We use an RE-tool evaluation approach (R-TEA) in order to determine which of the tools is better at supporting the creation of goal models. It turns out that KAOS/Objectiver apparently offers better model creation support but the quality of the resulting dependent on situational language characteristics such as the focus on early (vs late) requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-284
Number of pages9
JournalInformation Technology and Control
Volume35
Issue number3A
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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