USING GROUNDED THEORY AS A METHOD FOR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS

Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management. 2012;9(1):23-38 DOI 10.4301/10.4301%2FS1807-17752012000100002

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management

ISSN: 1807-1775 (Online)

Publisher: University of São Paulo

Society/Institution: University of São Paulo, Research Laboratory on Information Systems and Technology Management

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General): Industrial engineering. Management engineering: Information technology

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish; Castilian, French, English

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Mohanad Halaweh

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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Requirements analysis (RA) is a key phase in information systems (IS) development. During this phase, system analysts use different techniques and methods to elicit and structure the system’s requirements. The current paper rationalises the use of grounded theory (GT) as an alternative socio-technical approach to requirement analysis. It will establish theoretically that applying grounded theory procedures and techniques will support and add value to the analysis phase as it solves some problems of the existing traditional and socio-technical system design methods. Furthermore, to validate this proposal, a case study applying GT on a real project will demonstrate its applicability and success for requirement analysis. Implications of its application are also discussed.