Reuse Mechanisms in Situational Method Engineering

Becker J, Janiesch C, Pfeiffer D


Abstract
Methods describe systematic procedures to overcome problems. It has been widely acknowledged that methods have to be adapted to the context of their application in order to maximize their impact. Since the original proposal of situational method engineering, numerous approaches have been introduced to tackle this problem. In order to efficiently design situation specific methods it is necessary to reuse existing knowledge. Reuse mechanisms have emerged in different research areas that can be transferred to method engineering. The objective of this paper is to identify relevant reuse mechanisms for method engineering and to review the literature for their usage. Thereof, we derive suggestions for the improvement of existing method engineering approaches and the design of new ones.



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2007

Conference
IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference

Venue
Geneva, Switzerland

Book title
Situational Method Engineering: Fundamentals and Experiences: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, 12-14 September 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

Editor
Ralyte J, Brinkkemper S, Henderson-Sellers B

Pages range
79-93

Volume
244

Title of series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Publisher
Springer

Place
Berlin, Heidelberg

Language
English

ISSN
1571-5736

ISBN
978-0-387-73946-5

DOI