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Title: Impact analysis on an attributed goal graph
Author(s): Shinpei Hayashi, Daisuke Tanabe, Haruhiko Kaiya, and Motoshi Saeki.
Source: IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol. E95-D, No. 4, pp. 1012-1020, Apr. 2012. DOI 10.1587/transinf.E95.D.1031

Requirements changes frequently occur at any time of a software development process, and their management is a crucial issue to develop software of high quality. Meanwhile, goal-oriented analysis techniques are being put into practice to elicit requirements. In this situation, the change management of goal graphs and its support is necessary. This paper presents a technique related to change management of goal graphs, realizing impact analysis on a goal graph when its modifications occur. Our impact analysis detects conflicts that arise when a new goal is added, and investigates the achievability of the other goals when an existing goal is deleted. We have implemented a supporting tool for automating the analysis. Two case studies suggested the efficiency of the proposed approach.
BibTeX Entry:
    author = {Shinpei Hayashi and Daisuke Tanabe and Haruhiko Kaiya and Motoshi Saeki},
    title = {Impact Analysis on an Attributed Goal Graph},
    Journal="IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems",
    volume = {E95-D},
    number = 4,
    year = 2012,
    month = {Apr.},
    pages = {1012--1020},
    doi = {10.1587/transinf.E95.D.1012},
    url = {},

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