Examining Key Notions for Method Adaption

Mehmet N. Aydin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    9 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)


    It is a well-known fact that IS development methods are not used as prescribed in actual development projects. That is, every ISD method in a development project is subject to its modifications because its peculiarities and emerging situations cannot be understood adequately in a prescribed manner. Though the idea of method modifications has been studied exclusively under the subject matter called situational method development, the underlying notions (situation, context, agency, and method fragment) for its theoretical basis are not grounded explicitly in the literature. In this paper, we articulate appropriate accounts for these key notions and induce a conjecture so-called method adaptation referring to a process or capability in which agents holding intentions through responsive changes in, and dynamic interplays between, contexts, and method fragments develop a situated fragment for a specific project situation. As concluding remarks, theoretical implications of method adaptation are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSituational Method Engineering: Fundamentals and Experiences
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, 12–14 September 2007, Geneva, Switzerland
    EditorsJolita Ralyté, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Brian Henderson-Sellers
    Place of PublicationNew York
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-73947-2
    ISBN (Print)978-0-387-73946-5
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2007
    EventIFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on Situational Method Engineering: Fundamentals and Experiences 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 12 Sept 200714 Sept 2007

    Publication series

    NameIFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series
    ISSN (Print)1571-5736


    ConferenceIFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on Situational Method Engineering: Fundamentals and Experiences 2007


    • METIS-243797
    • Situational Awareness
    • Method Adaptation
    • Partial Plan
    • Radical Constructivism
    • Cognitive Element


    Dive into the research topics of 'Examining Key Notions for Method Adaption'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this