Who is interested in the system under development, who does it concern, who is participating in its development both directly and indirectly? Why? What goals are stakeholders pursuing? Are there, for example, goal conflicts that have to be resolved? How large an influence does each stakeholder have? These are questions for stakeholder analysis.
To answer these questions and maintain traceability, objectiF RM offers:
- Configurable forms to gather stakeholders and their goals consistently and with structure,
- Goal diagrams – simple “and-or trees” – for mapping links between stakeholders and their goals, refining goals and deriving the first requirements from stakeholder goals,
- Evaluation of stakeholders and their goals.
Stakeholders change, goals change. That is why stakeholder analysis artifacts are subject to version control in objectiF RM. All changes can be traced thanks to the automatically generated history.