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Conclusions Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.

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Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur
The research in this thesis follows the ``Industry as Laboratory'' approach [62]. The
Goal­Based Requirements Analysis Method (GBRAM) and the Goal­Based Requirements
Analysis Tool (GBRAT) were developed by applying them to their own development as well
as to other projects. The GBRAM evolved as a result of the refinements assembled from
applying the method to the experiences detailed in Chapters 3 and 6 of this dissertation.
In the first case study, goal decomposition and scenario analysis were applied in the context
of Business Process Reengineering [7], demonstrating that both scenario and goal analysis
are valuable for an effective analysis effort. The GBRAM was then evaluated by applying
it to the requirements analysis of a continuing education system [4] and subsequently to
the meeting scheduler system. Further validation of the method was sought by applying
it to construct the requirements for a tool to support the method; this effort led to the
design and implementation of the GBRAT prototype [6]. Through these various case stud­
ies, the method was evaluated and evolved based on the experiences and lessons learned.
However, it was also necessary to reason about the scalability of GBRAM to larger com­


Source: Antón, Annie I. - Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences