A Method Engineering Approach to Information Systems Development

Kees van Slooten, Sjaak Brinkkemper

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    Abstract

    Method Engineering is introduced as an approach to configure project specific methods for the development of information systems. We propose to support method engineering with a formal procedure to configure development scenarios from project characterizations. The project characterization is defined by a number of project contingency factors and determines the interest of aspects considered during the development of information systems. Process-, information-, behaviour-, organization-, and problem-oriented aspects constitute one dimension of a framework facilitating the selection of fragments of methods as components of the required scenario. The other dimension of the framework consists of two levels for the analysis and design process related to the levels of decomposition of the object system, or universe of discourse. Also, a development strategy is derived from the project characterization which means selecting a route map for information systems development. The available fragments of methods, and the route maps, will be stored in what we call a method base.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems Development Process
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP Wg8.1 Working Conference on Information System Development Process, Como, Italy, 1–3 September, 1993
    EditorsN. Prakash, C. Rolland, B. Pernici
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages167-186
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-0-444-81594-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1993
    EventIFIP Wg8.1 Working Conference on Information System Development Process 1993 - Como, Italy
    Duration: 1 Sep 19933 Sep 1993

    Publication series

    NameIFIP Transactions A: Computer Science and Technology
    PublisherNorth Holland

    Conference

    ConferenceIFIP Wg8.1 Working Conference on Information System Development Process 1993
    CountryItaly
    CityComo
    Period1/09/933/09/93

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    van Slooten, K., & Brinkkemper, S. (1993). A Method Engineering Approach to Information Systems Development. In N. Prakash, C. Rolland, & B. Pernici (Eds.), Information Systems Development Process: Proceedings of the IFIP Wg8.1 Working Conference on Information System Development Process, Como, Italy, 1–3 September, 1993 (pp. 167-186). (IFIP Transactions A: Computer Science and Technology). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-81594-1.50016-7