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Method Engineering focuses on the design, construction and evaluation of methods, techniques and support tools for information systems development It addresses a number of important topics, including: method representation formalisms; meta-modelling; situational methods; contingency approaches; system development practices of method engineering; terminology and reference models; ontologies; usability and experience reports; and organisational support and impact.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »classification - development - ontology - programming - simulation
Keynote paper: a primer to method engineering. Structural artifacts in method engineering: the security imperative. Characterizing IS development projects. Towards an integrated environment for method engineering. A functional framework for evaluating method engineering environments: the case of Maestro II/Decamerone and MetaEdit+ Method rationale in method engineering and use.- How to compose an object-orientated business process model? Human work as context for development of object-orientated modeling techniques. Translating OMT* to SDL, coupling object-orientated analysis and design with formal description techniques. Lazy functional Meta-CASE programming. A practical strategy for the evaluation of software tools. Core objects required for a generic CASE repository. A proposal for context-specific method. Four method engineering languages Method. Simulation-based method engineering. Information systems development. Classification of methodological framework. Method engineering. Reengineering method engineering? Method engineering: experiences in practice. Index of contributors. Keyword index.