Kai Wistrand

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The configuration of systems engineering methods is a challenging task. As a method engineer it is essential to have conceptual constructs capable of reducing the burden of details during method configuration and thus make it possible to create a balance between precision and cost. In this paper we present the method component construct, which seems(More)
Received: 16 May 2005 Revised: 14 December 2005 Accepted: 3 January 2006 Abstract The complex and demanding business of developing information systems often involves the use of different systems development methods such as the Rational Unified Process or the Microsoft Solution Framework. Through these methods the development organisation can be viewed as a(More)
The rationale of their creators inherently influences information systems development methods. Rationale, which is always based on the creator’s values and assumptions about the problem domain, motivates, implicit or explicit, the different modelling activities and primitives prescribed by a method. The method, and hence its inherited rationale, directs(More)
This paper outlines a joint industry-academia research project in the area of method engineering. Founded in practical experiences and emerging theoretical constructs, the project aims at developing theories, methods and tools to support the adaptation, integration and construction of method components for flexible configuration of system development(More)
A Lot of research has been devoted to the exploration of systems development methods. Different strategies have been suggested for adaptation or configuration of methods. Very often these strategies are founded in the concept of method rationale, a concept that captures the value and goal base of methods. Ultimately methods can be viewed as reason based(More)
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