Using ontological ideas to facilitate the comparison of requirements elicitation methods
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
There are a plethora of system development methods available to practitioners, all purporting to be the best method. This variety brings with it an element of choice which can be perceived as a problem in itself, quite apart from the issue of developing a system. This paper uses elements of the ontological framework of Bunge, Wand and Weber to critically examine the constructs of several methods used to develop requirements specifications (and, in particular, business process models), notably the Business Rules Diagram (BRD) Method and the Unified Modelling Language (UML).