A V-model approach for business process requirements elicitation in cloud design

Nuno Ferreira, Nuno Santos, Ricardo J. Machado, José Eduardo Fernandes, Dragan Gasević

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Web Services
PublisherSpringer
Pages551-578
Number of pages28
Volume9781461475354
ISBN (Electronic)9781461475354
ISBN (Print)1461475341, 9781461475347
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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