Towards a Method for Evolutionary Implementation of Groupware

Nicolaas Sikkel, Hubertus Johannes Maria Ruel, Roelf J. Wieringa

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Abstract

Groupware is a typical example of an application domain in which requirements are hard to elicit and keep changing before, during, and after the introduction of the system. This calls for an evolutionary implementation approach. Several socio-technical models give an explanation of the interaction between the technical and the social system, i.e., the software and its organisational environment, but these models have not yet led to a clear method for evolutionary implementation. In order to arrive at such a method, we need a theoretical framework for how this adaptation process takes place. Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST) is a good candidate for such a framework. The BITE research project at the University of Twente aims to operationalise the concepts of AST through application in several industrial pilot projects. Based on these pilots we will develop a method for evolutionary implementation of groupware.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationFifth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ'99)
EditorsA.L. Opdahl, K. Pohl, E. Dubois
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Namur
Pages187-192
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)not assigned
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999
Event5th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 1999 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 199918 Jun 1999
Conference number: 5
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Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 1999
Abbreviated titleREFSQ 1999
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period14/06/9918/06/99
Internet address

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • METIS-119629
  • IR-58964
  • EWI-10579

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Sikkel, N., Ruel, H. J. M., & Wieringa, R. J. (1999). Towards a Method for Evolutionary Implementation of Groupware. In A. L. Opdahl, K. Pohl, & E. Dubois (Eds.), Fifth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ'99) (pp. 187-192). Heidelberg, Germany: Presses Universitaires de Namur.