Our Orthodox Methods and Tools Are 100 Years Old and Due for Replacement

Ronald Stamper

Abstract

This paper is intentionally provocative. The analysis methods and specification tools we use today are derived from the century-old Taylorism via office work-study. If that was our scientific foundation, many obvious anomalies should have forced us to find a new paradigm. Rejecting information-flow in favour of a knowledge-field paradigm, we can build a rigorous science of organisational semiotics to underpin the engineering of information systems, taking account of the essentially human and social aspects of information: semantics/meaning, pragmatics/intention and social products/value, while reaching the level of rigorous formality needed for the technical aspects of the system. Practical case studies have demonstrated the advantages of this new approach, which reduces costs, especially over a long period while making the system easier for the users to understand.

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Stamper R. (2016). Our Orthodox Methods and Tools Are 100 Years Old and Due for Replacement . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 566-571. DOI: 10.5220/0005914405660571


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@conference{iceis16,
author={Ronald Stamper},
title={Our Orthodox Methods and Tools Are 100 Years Old and Due for Replacement},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2016},
pages={566-571},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005914405660571},
isbn={978-989-758-187-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Our Orthodox Methods and Tools Are 100 Years Old and Due for Replacement
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Stamper R.
PY - 2016
SP - 566
EP - 571
DO - 10.5220/0005914405660571