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Herausgeber: Ivan Mistrík, Antony Tang, Rami Bahsoon, Judith A. Stafford
Buchtitel: Aligning Enterprise, System, and Software Architectures (in press)
Verlag: IGI Global
The lifecycles of business processes and business software interact with each other since business software is used to support business processes, and requirements on business software are derived from business processes. By integrating these lifecycles, it is possible to test if the business software meets the process-based requirements as well as to identify which impacts changes of the software product have on the business process. In this chapter, we give an introduction into these interdependencies. Foundations of lifecycle management, business process modeling, and performance engineering are presented, followed by the description of a framework for an integrated lifecycle management for business processes and business software. This framework is based on business process simulation and software performance prediction. The evaluation of the framework is described by applying it to an example of use and the results are discussed.