REASONS FOR INTEGRATING SOFTWARE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS

Marie-Therese Christiansson, Benneth Christiansson

Abstract

Organisations, business processes and co-workers are in a ”never-ending change-mode”. It is therefore unrealistic to expect any definitive requirements for computer based information systems. In this paper we argue for the need of bridging the gap between business process modelling and software component specification. By using a core business process model that integrates both essential knowledge concerning business processes and their possible improvements and also integrates software component requirements in the form of software component specifications; IS professionals should be able to judge the potential, development and management of component-based information systems. This implies the need of an “informal” software component specification that is grounded in business processes and created for the people who are best suited to model requirements, i.e. people who run and perform business. This “close to business” specification can be expressed on a high-level and in an informal manner due to the fact that the specification does not have to serve as software development requirements because the software component already exists, the difficulty is acquisition. With an integrated core business process model we have the possibility to perform modelling more effective and achieve more benefits and use it as a foundation for software component acquisition. We can focus on business actions and their constant changes and at the same time identify the corresponding changes in software requirements.

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Christiansson M. and Christiansson B. (2004). REASONS FOR INTEGRATING SOFTWARE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 647-650. DOI: 10.5220/0002615906470650


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Marie-Therese Christiansson and Benneth Christiansson},
title={REASONS FOR INTEGRATING SOFTWARE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={647-650},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002615906470650},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - REASONS FOR INTEGRATING SOFTWARE COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELS
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Christiansson M.
AU - Christiansson B.
PY - 2004
SP - 647
EP - 650
DO - 10.5220/0002615906470650