Method Engineering: A Formal De­scription

Proceedings ISD 2008, 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development, Paphos, Cyprus, 25.-27.08.2008

Information Sys­tems Development - Towards a Service Provision Society. Publisher/Verlag: Springer, pp. 645-654

12 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2012 Last revised: 25 Oct 2012

See all articles by Ali Sunyaev

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Matthias Hansen

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Date Written: September 27, 2012

Abstract

The development of information systems (IS) requires methods that recommend how to act during the development process. In some cases existing methods cannot cope with the requirements of the project situation at hand. Therefore new methods must be developed. Method Engineering (ME) attends to this application field. In this article, we provide a detailed overview of IS method engineering approaches in order to describe the concept of method engineering. Based on a literature review we derive a formal description of methods that can be used to describe methods in a basic way and transfer them to other fields of application. With the formal description of methods this article facilitates the process of understanding method engineering both for method user and its engineer.

Suggested Citation

Sunyaev, Ali and Hansen, Matthias and Krcmar, Helmut, Method Engineering: A Formal De­scription (September 27, 2012). Information Sys­tems Development - Towards a Service Provision Society. Publisher/Verlag: Springer, pp. 645-654. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153066

Ali Sunyaev (Contact Author)

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

Matthias Hansen

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

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