MS.1. Engineering Requirements for Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) promises an organisation the capability of collecting and analysing internal and external data to generate knowledge and value, providing decision support at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels. However, from a methodological perspective, there is not yet an agreement of how to capture the BI requirements at these different levels: the current way to express these requirements are through Key Performance Indicators (KPI) visualised in dashboards. Further, little research has been devoted to the issue of how a single requirement at the top level of an organisational hierarchy (e.g., at the level of an Executive Director) is translated (or operationalised) into several requirements at lower levels of the organisation (e.g., at the level of a Chief Financial Officer all the way down to the Accounting Clerk), and how traceability and consistency across these requirements will be achieved. This topic provides an answer to these questions starting from the existing work in the requirements engineering domain.

Main Advisor at Poznan University of Technology (PUT)
Co-advisor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)