Value Framing: A Prelude to Software Problem Framing

Roelf J. Wieringa, Jaap Gordijn, Pascal van Eck

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    Software problem framing is a way to find specifications for software. Software problem frames can be used to structure the environment of a software system (the machine) and specify desired software properties in such a way that we can show that software with these properties will help achieve the required effects in the environment. Actually framing a software problem, i.e. finding suitable problem frames of a given situation, is creative activity for which no guidelines are currently known. In this paper, we propose to use an idea exploration technique called e3-value to find software problem frames. The e3-value methodology is an approach to help business analysists solve the problem of designing a networked enterprise, defined as a set of businesses or business units that make money by performing value exchanges over a computer network. The outcome of e3-value is viewed by business managers as a solution, but it is a problem for software engineers who have to implement this idea. In this paper we illustrate the combination of e3-value with problem framing by means of a small example from real life, and discuss the research questions that come out of this.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication1st International Workshop on Advances and Applications of Problem Frames (IWAAPF)
    EditorsK. Cox, J.G. Hall, L. Rapanotti
    Place of PublicationStevenage, UK
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-86341-419-2
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2004
    Event1st International Workshop on Advances and Applications of Problem Frames, IWAAPF 2004 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 May 200424 May 2004
    Conference number: 1

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    Workshop1st International Workshop on Advances and Applications of Problem Frames, IWAAPF 2004
    Abbreviated titleIWAAPF
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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    • IR-64193
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    • EWI-10492

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