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Modularization constructs in method engineering: towards common ground?
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2007 (English)In: Situational method engineering: fundamentals and experiences / [ed] Jolita Ralyte, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Berlin: Springer , 2007, p. 359-368Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although the Method Engineering (ME) research community has reached considerable maturity, it has not yet been able to agree on the granularity and definition of the configurable parts of methods. This state of affairs is causing unnecessary confusion, especially with an ever increasing number of people contributing to ME research. There are several competing notions around, most significantly ‘method fragments’ and ‘method chunks’, but also ‘method components’ and ‘process components’ are used in some quarters and have also been widely published. Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, but there appears to be important semantic and pragmatic differences. If the differences are unimportant, we should be able to come to an agreement on what construct to promote. Alternatively, the different constructs may serve different purposes and there is a need for them to coexist. If this is the case, it should be possible to pinpoint exactly how they are related and which are useful in what contexts. This panel is a step towards finding common ground in this area, which arguably is at the very core of ME.

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Berlin: Springer , 2007. p. 359-368
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IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, ISSN 1571-5736 ; 244
Keywords [en]
Method Engineering, Method Component, Method Fragment, Method Chunk, Process Component
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Information Systems
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-4271DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-73947-2_27ISBN: 978-0-387-73946-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-4271DiVA, id: diva2:138570
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IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on Situational Method Engineering (ME07), 12-14 September 2007, Geneva, Switzerland
Available from: 2007-12-14 Created: 2007-12-14 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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