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A V-Model Approach for Business Process Requirements Elicitation in Cloud Design

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The benefits of cloud computing approaches are well known but designing logical architectures for that context can be difficult. When there are insufficient inputs for a typical (product) approach to requirements elicitation, a process-level perspective is an alternative way for achieving the intended logical design. We present a V-Model based approach to derive logical architectural models to execute in the different cloud layers from a process-level perspective, instead of the traditional product-level perspective. This V-Model approach encompasses the initial definition of the project goals and the process-level perspective of the systems intended logical architecture. The approach application results in the creation of a validated process-level structure and behavior architectural models that create a context for eliciting requirements for a cloud product. Throughout this process, we assess our decisions based on the ARID method to identify process vulnerabilities and evaluate the quality of the derived logical architecture. We introduce a case study where our approach was applied and the resulting logical architectural model is presented.

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  • Elicited Requirements
  • Cloud Design
  • Process-level Perspective
  • Logical Architecture
  • 4SRS Method

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Ferreira, N., Santos, N., Machado, R.J., Fernandes, J., Gasević, D. (2014). A V-Model Approach for Business Process Requirements Elicitation in Cloud Design. In: Bouguettaya, A., Sheng, Q., Daniel, F. (eds) Advanced Web Services. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7535-4_23

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