NEUTRAL DATA FORMATS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: FROM USE CASES TO A REQUIREMENTS PORTFOLIO
The demand for integrating a neutral, lightweight format as a process-enabler along the product lifecycle rises, but so far there has been lack of a company-neutral driving force to determine and further document the full extent of exactly which processes can be supported by such a format. In this paper, we present a procedure model whose foundation was layed by conducting a comprehensive process chain analysis. Generalizing use cases were derived. Based thereon, a requirements portfolio was established, in turn allowing a judgement on whether or not a format supports a specific use case.