Fragment selection and context factors in situational methods for service idenfication

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Börner, Rene, Goeken, Matthias, Kohlborn, Thomas and Korthaus, Axel (2011) Fragment selection and context factors in situational methods for service idenfication. In: 2011, Fifth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science : RCIS 2011 Proceedings, May 19-21, Gosier, Guandeloupe. Rolland, Colette and Collard, Martine, eds. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J..


Situational method engineering is an approach to dynamically configure method fragments. In doing so, complete methods can be tailored to suit concrete project situations. Identifying such situations and selecting appropriate fragments is crucial for a successful method engineering process. In the field of service identification for service-oriented architectures most existing methods follow a one-size-fits-all approach that fails to acknowledge the broad variety of concrete circumstances that form the organizational context. In this paper, we argue that situational method engineering can be used to tailor service identification methods to particular application contexts. As a first step towards this goal, we analyze two explorative case studies and related literature to derive a basic set of relevant context factors. Moreover, the influence of these context factors on the selection and configuration of method fragments is examined. Adapting service identification methods to concrete project situations will improve their applicability and lead to a better service design.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/RCIS.2011.6006860
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ISBN 9781424486694
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Keywords ResPubID23320, service-oriented architectures, service identification, situational method engineering, Suncorp, Australia
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