Examining the Quality of Evolution Frameworks and Metamodeling Paradigms of Information Systems Development Methodologies

Examining the Quality of Evolution Frameworks and Metamodeling Paradigms of Information Systems Development Methodologies

Eleni Berki (University of Tampere, Finland)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-857-4.ch012
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Abstract

Information systems development methodologies and associated CASE tools have been considered cornerstones for building quality into an information system. The construction and evaluation of methodologies are usually carried out by evaluation frameworks and metamodels, both considered as meta-methodologies. This chapter investigates and reviews representative metamodels and evaluation frameworks for assessing the capability of methodologies to contribute to high-quality outcomes. It presents a summary of their quality features, strengths, and weaknesses. The chapter ultimately leads to a comparison and discussion of the functional and formal quality properties that traditional meta-methodologies and method evaluation paradigms offer. The discussion emphasizes the limitations of methods and metamethods used to model and evaluate software quality properties, such as computability and implementability, testing, dynamic semantics capture, and people’s involvement. This analysis, along with the comparison of the philosophy, assumptions, and quality perceptions of different process methods used in information systems development, provides the basis for recommendations about the need for future research in this area.

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Foreword
Joseph A. De Feo
Preface
Evan Duggan, Johannes Reichgelt
Acknowledgments
Evan Duggan, Johannes Reichgelt
Chapter 1
Evan W. Duggan, Han Reichgelt
Business organizations are still struggling to improve the quality of information systems (IS) after many research efforts and years of accumulated... Sample PDF
The Panorama of Information Systems Quality
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Chapter 2
Alain April, Claude Y. Laporte
This chapter introduces the generally accepted knowledge on software quality that has been included in the (SWEBOK) Software Engineering Body of... Sample PDF
An Overview of Software Quality Concepts and Management Issues
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Chapter 3
Bernard Wong
This chapter examines the different definitions of quality and compares the different models and frameworks for software quality evaluation. It will... Sample PDF
The Different Views of Software Quality
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Chapter 4
R. Geoff Dromey
Requirements defects remain a significant problem in the development of all software intensive systems including information systems. Progress with... Sample PDF
Making Real Progress with the Requirements Defects Problem
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Chapter 5
Heinz D. Knoell
Improper specification of systems requirements has thwarted many splendid efforts to deliver high-quality information systems. Scholars have linked... Sample PDF
User Participation in the Quality Assurance of Requirements Specifications: An Evaluation of Traditional Models and Animated Systems Engineering Techniques
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Chapter 6
Robert Cox
This chapter introduces the concept of rich picture stories or scenarios to establish a collaborative effort in the design of new information... Sample PDF
Academic Storytelling: The Development of User-Driven Scenarios
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Chapter 7
Evan W. Duggan, Richard Gibson
The growing attendance at seminars and conferences dedicated to quality programs attests to the increasing recognition of the continued importance... Sample PDF
Process-Centered Contributions to Information Systems Quality
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Chapter 8
Gina C. Green, Rosann W. Collins, Alan R. Hevner
Much attention has been given to Software Process Improvements (SPIs) based on the premise that system development outcomes are largely determined... Sample PDF
Developer-Driven Quality: Guidelines for Implementing Software Process Improvements
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Chapter 9
Julie E. Kendall, Kenneth E. Kendall, Sue Kong
We introduce, define, and elaborate on agile development methods and how quality information systems are created via the values and practices of... Sample PDF
Improving Quality through the Use of Agile Methods in Systems Development: People and Values in the Quest for Quality
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Chapter 10
Francisco Macias, Mike Holcombe
This chapter presents an empirical assessment of the quality of the process of building software systems in light of the recent emergence of agile... Sample PDF
Quality Metrics and Bayesian Analysis: The Case of Extreme Programming
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Chapter 11
Jakob Holden Iversen, Lars Mathiassen, Peter Axel Nielsen
This chapter shows how action research can help practitioners develop IT risk management approaches that are tailored to their organization and the... Sample PDF
Building IT Risk Management Approaches: An Action Research Method
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Chapter 12
Eleni Berki
Information systems development methodologies and associated CASE tools have been considered cornerstones for building quality into an information... Sample PDF
Examining the Quality of Evolution Frameworks and Metamodeling Paradigms of Information Systems Development Methodologies
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Chapter 13
Sameer Verma
This chapter introduces the open source software development process from a software quality perspective. It uses the attributes of software quality... Sample PDF
Software Quality and Open Source Process
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Chapter 14
Catherine Horiuchi
The level of information system quality that is considered acceptable to government technology managers and the public varies; operational success... Sample PDF
Creating IS Quality in Government Settings
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Chapter 15
Jenine Beekhuyzen
A dramatic increase in the number of corporate organisations using or implementing ERP systems across a range of different markets and functional... Sample PDF
ERP Quality: Do Individuals Matter?
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