A Requirements Engineering Approach to Improving IT-business Alignment

  • Azmat UllahEmail author
  • Richard Lai
Conference paper


Today, doing business is complex and dynamic due to rapid changes in technology and globalization of the market. Organizations require complex business structures which include: a business model, strategies, operations, etc as well as well-managed business processes (BP) which are continually improved and evaluated. However, sustaining BP is difficult due to non-alignment between information technology (IT) and other organizational components. This chapter presents a business goal-driven requirements engineering approach for IT to better understand system requirements, as requirements are generated from the business goals and provide assistance for analyzing business goals quickly.


Business Process Business Strategy Business Organization System Requirement Sequence Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Computer EngineeringLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Computer EngineeringLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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