Method engineering: theory and practice
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Information Systems Technology and its Applications, 5th International Conference ISTA 2006
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Method engineering promotes the idea of constructing methodologies for information systems development by selecting and assembling method fragments from a repository. This repository needs first to be populated with selfcontained fragments derived from industry best practice and compliant with a given metamodel. A situational method is then constructed (by a method engineer) to exactly match the requirements of the individual organization and/or project. This paper briefly outlines both the theory of situational method engineering and its application in terms of industry case studies carried out over the last 5 years in Sydney, Australia in helping organizations to create agile and flexible methodologies, capable of maturing and improving over the years.