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JSW 2015 Vol.10(5): 599-615 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.5.599-615

A Complete Method Configuration Process for Configuring Project-Specific Methods

Rinky Dwivedi*, Daya Gupta
Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India.

Abstract—In this paper we are going to present our Method Configuration process in its generic form. A Method Configuration process with respect to the instantiation of a Configurable Meta model and Method configuration to the finest level of granularity has been envisaged in the present research. Emphasis is on a different selection of method elements in the method component. Hence, it can act as a bridge between the necessary focus on the method artifact and the project team during method engineering, which can improve the use of methods during projects.
The ultimate goal is to facilitate the user by simplifying the tedious task of method configuration. For information system domain, the knowledge of conceptual structures is combined for defining the essentialities in a method. However for practical applications, the observations and demands form the basis of defining the essentials in the domain. The customized method is formed by considering the purposes of the artifacts chosen for the situated method and dependencies that need to be satisfied in configuring the method.
For validation purpose, we use an atomic and a compound method as a case study object, but the principles described should apply to a wide range of systems engineering methods since what we discuss are general underpinning principles, not the method restricted as such.

Index Terms—Method configuration process, situational method engineering, variability, configurable meta model, project characteristics.

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Cite: Rinky Dwivedi, Daya Gupta, "A Complete Method Configuration Process for Configuring Project-Specific Methods," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 599-615, 2015.

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