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Method rationale in method engineering and use

  • H. Oinas-Kukkonen
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Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

While the major aspect in method engineering is method assembly, a second aspect is the argumentation behind the methods. This paper introduces the concept of method rationale in method engineering and use as a communication vehicle between method and software engineers, and describes tools that support the capture and management of method rationale in a computer-aided method engineering environment.

Keywords

Information systems development method engineering CASE metaCASE CAME design rationale method rationale hypertext 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Oinas-Kukkonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Processing ScienceOuluFinland

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