Information Requirements Determination (IRD) has generally been recognized as a critical step in the software development process. The determination of information requirements is one of the most crucial stages in the software design and development process (Montezemi 1988). It is during this stage that the greatest degree of interaction occurs between the analyst and the user (Lauer et al. 1992). Information technology practitioners have generally recognized how requirements determination is different in data warehouses and very large databases. (Dacha, 1998). This study takes explores whether current knowledge of information requirements determination (IRD) can apply to the context of data warehouses and very large databases.
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