Panel: Method Engineering: Experiences in Practice

  • Gezinus J. Hidding
  • James J. Odell
  • John Parkinson
  • Gerard M. Wijers
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Method Engineering is a topic of much research activity witness, for example, this conference. Much of the research focuses on contrasting and comparing various approaches, on repository design, or on design of Computer Aided Method Engineering (CAME) tools. Very little of the research focuses on whether methods are used or useful, let alone whether method engineering is used or valuable.


Organizational Learn Method Engineering Business Innovation Method Engineer Business Result 
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  3. Orr, J.E., Ethnography and Organizational Learning: In Pursuit of Learning at Work. In: Organizational Learning and Technological Change. Eds. Bagnara, S., C. Zucchermaglio and S. Stucky, New York and Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1993.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gezinus J. Hidding
    • 1
  • James J. Odell
    • 2
  • John Parkinson
    • 3
  • Gerard M. Wijers
    • 4
  1. 1.Andersen ConsultingUSA
  2. 2.James Odell AssociatesUSA
  3. 3.Ernst & YoungUSA
  4. 4.ID Researchthe Netherlands

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