There are several problems to face in the definition of the methodology of design object of this chapter. In regards to the internal users of the company that mainly use the information system through the company intranet, the principal problems to face is adjusting to a design of the business processes made up by the business experts to a design oriented to the specific demands of the IT experts without changing the underlying representation that is the BPMN™ (OMG, 2006) representation of the business processes.
Methodological Guidelines: A Brief Overview
The last goal of the methodological guidelines is to integrate in an opportune way the know how up to the present moment consolidated, coming from the design of the information related to the Web applications (made up through IDM design methodology) with the know-how coming from the design of the business processes and, accordingly, the resulting know-how coming from the design of the user experience (made up through PIDM design methodology) with the design of the business processes.
For this reason, in the definition of the methodological guidelines, it is assumed to already have been available:
the IDM conceptual and logical designs of the Web application (the user experience)
the page design (PIDM design)
the design of the business processes (BPMN™ design)