Contribute-To Soft Links Example

Contribute_to Soft Goal Links Example

There are a range of different soft goal contributes-to links that can be
specified. Each is described in turn:
Soft goal – Task link (STLink): the accomplishment of the task can
contribute positively or negatively to the achievement of a soft goal. For
example, successfully undertaking the task buy a coffee at Pret-aManger contributes positively to the soft goal feel happy.
Soft goal – Resource (SRLink): the attainment or availability of resource
can contribute positively or negatively to the achievement of a soft goal.
For example, attaining the resource cappuccino could contribute
negatively to the soft goal coffee is cheaper.
Soft goal – Goal Link (SGLink): the attainment of a goal may contribute
positively or negatively to the achievement of a soft goal. For example,
attaining the goal coffee purchased could contribute positively to the
soft goal feel happy.
Soft goal – Soft goal Link (SSLink): this type of link permits the
development of a means-end hierarchy of soft goals, until eventually
some soft goals can be addressed by linking to tasks. The slide above
does not show any examples of such links

Reference: Neil Maiden (2011) Requirements Engineering Lecture Notes

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