David A. Marca

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<italic>If a business built a plant to produce products without first designing a process to manufacture them, the risk would be lack of capacity without significant plant redesign. Similarly, lacking a software engineering approach and tools for designing e-business connections before creating them, can risk: 1) designing the business partnership(More)
This paper presents four world views for developing system specifications. Each is described by first revealing its root metaphor, that is, the most primitive starting point for understanding a system. As each world view and its metaphor are described, we show how particular major current approaches to systems analysis and design fall within the view. We(More)
Corporate success in the 21st century requires business adaptability and durability. So, e-Business initiatives will need to go beyond their current strategic importance to one of enabling corporate survival. Some executives see this importance. In response, they are undertaking a four-part strategy: a) Exploit the Internet to achieve adaptability. b)(More)