Business & Information Systems Engineering

Document Type

State of the Art


Due to specific characteristics of analytical
information systems, their development
varies significantly from transaction-
oriented systems. Specific method
support is particularly needed for
requirements engineering and its
information-related component, information
requirements analysis. The paper
at hand first evaluates the state of
the art and identifies necessary method
support extensions.On this basis,method
support requirements for information
requirements engineering are identified.
The survey is structured along
the five core activities of traditional requirements
engineering. It reveals a
need for further research especially on
information requirements elicitation,
validation, and management. It further
contributes to a discussion of aspects
that should be considered by any
method support. Due to comparatively
long life cycles of analytical information
systems, the introduction of a process
perspective is discussed in order to ensure
the continuous elicitation, documentation,
and management of information