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Meta - Method for Method Configuration: A Rational Unified Process Case
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2002 (English)Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The world of systems engineering methods is changing as rigorous ‘off-the-shelf’ systems engineering methods become more popular. One example of such a systems engineering method is Rational Unified Process. In order to cover all phases in a software development process, and a wide range of project-types, such methods need to be of an impressive size. Thus, the need for configuring such methods in a structured way is increasing accordingly. In this thesis, method configuration is considered as a particular kind of method engineering that focuses on tailoring a standard systems engineering method. We propose a meta-method for method configuration based on two fundamental values: standard systems engineering method’s rationality and reuse. A conceptual framework is designed, introducing the concepts Configuration Package and Configuration Template. A Configuration Package is a pre-made ideal method configuration suitable for a delimited characteristic of a (type of) software artifact, or a (type of) software development project, or a combination thereof. Configuration Templates with different characteristics are built combining a selection of Configuration Packages and used as a base for a situational method. The aim of the proposed meta-method is to ease the burden of configuring the standard systems engineering method in order to reach an appropriate situational method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap , 2002. , 189 p.
FiF-avhandling - Filosofiska fakulteten – Linköpings universitet, ISSN 1401-4637 ; 61
Keyword [en]
Datavetenskap, systems engineering methods, Rational Unified Process, method configuration, method engineering, Configuration Package, Configuration Template
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5541ISBN: 91-7373-474-8OAI: diva2:21357
2002-12-16, 00:00 (English)
Available from: 2003-02-17 Created: 2003-02-17 Last updated: 2009-05-22

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