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Aligning software configuration with business and IT context
Dalpiaz, Fabiano; Ali, Raian; Giorgini, Paolo
An important activity to maximize Business/IT alignment is selecting a software con guration that ts a given context. Feature models represent the space of software con gurations in terms of distin- guished characteristics (features). However, they fall short in represent- ing the e ect of context on the adoptability and operability of features and, thus, of con gurations. Capturing this e ect helps to minimize the dependency on analysts and domain experts when deriving a software for a given business and IT environment. In this paper, we propose contex- tual feature models as a means to explicitly represent and reason about the interplay between the variability of both features and context. We devise a formal framework and automated analyses which enable to sys- tematically derive products aligned with an organizational context. We also propose FM-Context, a support tool for modeling and analysis.
Keyword(s): variability; product lines; business; IT alignment
Publication Date:
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/257930
24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'12);
257930 (Aniketos)
First Indexed: 2014-09-25 05:36:56 Last Updated: 2019-09-19 06:28:59