Ontology as a Formal Representation of Business Analysis Dimensions in Management Information System Development

  • Witold Rekuć Wrocław University of Technology
  • Leopold Szczurowski Wrocław University of Technology


Decisions being made by future management information systems’ (MIS) users during the system’s development must be based on business analysis. Because of certain reasons, so called heavy development methodologies give way to agile methodologies. But there is a risk that the results of quick system development will not fit in the company’s needs. The solution to this problem may be tools based on ontologies allowing to carry out agile but reliable business analysis. The aim of this work is an introductory identification of business analysis ontology. The participation of the user in agile software development is characterized, artefacts of the business analysis and essential artefacts of the agile development are identified. The results are gathered in the form of the introductory ontologies. The attempt to find the correspondence of artefacts of both activity types in the categories of the chosen ontology concepts is undertaken.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.89.3.13675

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