Configurative Method Engineering - On the Applicability of Reference Modeling Mechanisms in Method Engineering

Becker J, Knackstedt R, Pfeiffer D, Janiesch C


Zusammenfassung
The aim of this paper is to discuss the applicability of reference modeling adaptation mechanisms in method engineering. Reference models are generic conceptual models that formalize state-of-the-art knowledge of a certain domain. Adaptation mechanisms can assist to tailor reference models to specific business or project needs. (Situational) Method engineering is concerned with the preparation of methods that fit the characteristics of a situation. Due to the similar requirements, it seems feasible to investigate to what extent the existing mechanisms of reference modeling have already been reflected in the context of method engineering. The result of a literature review points out that the mechanism of configuration has not been sufficiently considered yet. We suggest transferring the concept of reference model configuration to the domain of method engineering. This approach is supported by an example case utilizing the H2 toolset in which a method is configured according to project specific needs.

Schlüsselwörter
Method engineering, situational method engineering, adaptive reference modeling, configuration, theories



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Konferenz)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2007

Konferenz
13th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

Konferenzort
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Buchtitel
Reaching New Heights. 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007, Keystone, Colorado, USA, August 9-12, 2007

Herausgeber
Hoxmeier JA, Hayne S

Seiten
1-12

Verlag
Association for Information Systems

Sprache
Englisch

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