Systems Engineering for Business Process Change

Collected Papers from the EPSRC Research Programme

  • Peter Henderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. B. C. Warboys, R. M. Greenwood, P. Kawalek
    Pages 10-23
  3. E. Mitleton-Kelly
    Pages 24-37
  4. D. W. Bustard, D. Greer, Z. He, P. J. Lundy, F. G. Wilkie, R. Oakes
    Pages 51-65
  5. M. Ramage, C. Brooke, K. Bennett, M. Munro
    Pages 79-90
  6. A. G. Sutcliffe, G. Li
    Pages 91-105
  7. F. A. Stowell, D. Champion
    Pages 106-116
  8. M. G. Singh, N. Cassaigne, P. Bussey, V. Papaioannou
    Pages 138-150
  9. T. Rodden, M. Rouncefield, I. Sommerville, S. Viller
    Pages 151-163
  10. E. Mitleton-Kelly, M.-C. Papaefthimiou
    Pages 164-181
  11. A. Alderson, K. Liu
    Pages 196-208
  12. E. Burd, M. Munro, P. Young
    Pages 209-221
  13. P. Rayson, R. Garside, P. Sawyer
    Pages 251-263
  14. R. Harrison, M. Wells, P. Brereton, P. Dunning-Lewis, G. Fitzgerald, D. Targett
    Pages 291-309
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 311-315

About this book


A very large proportion of commercial and industrial concerns in the UK find their business competitiveness dependent on huge quantities of already installed, legacy IT. Often the nature of their business is such that, to remain competitive, they have to be able to change their business processes. Sometimes the required change is radical and revolutionary, but more often the required change is incremental. For such incremental change, a major systems engineering problem arises. The cost and delay involved in changing the installed IT to meet the changed business requirements is much too high. In order to address this issue the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) set up, in 1996, a managed research programme entitled Systems Engineering for Business Process Change (SEBPC). I was appointed as co-ordinator of the programme. The overall aim of this new managed research programme was to release the full potential of IT as an enabler of business process change, and to overcome the disabling effects which the build-up of legacy systems has on such change. As such, this aim addressed a stated objective of the Information Technology and Computer Science (IT&CS) part of EPSRC to encourage research at a system level.


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information Technology (IT) Planning complexity design design pattern information system information technology modeling organization requirements engineering software software architecture software engineer

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Henderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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