An overview of models and standards of processes in the SE, SwE and IS disciplines
Mora, Manuel and Gelman, Ovsei and O'Connor, Rory and Alvarez, F. (2009) An overview of models and standards of processes in the SE, SwE and IS disciplines. In: Cater-Steel, Aileen, (ed.) Information Technology Governance and Service Management: Frameworks and Adaptations. IGI Publishing, pp. 371-387. ISBN 978-16056-60080
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This chapter develops a descriptive-conceptual overview of the main models and standards of processes formulated in the systems engineering (SE), software engineering (SwE) and information systems (IS) disciplines. Given the myriad of models and standards reported, the convergence suggested for the SE and SwE models and standards and the increasing complexity of the modern information systems, we argue that these ones become relevant in the information systems discipline. Firstly, we report the ratio- nale for having models and standards of processes in SE, SwE and IS. Secondly, we review their main Overview of Models and Standards of Processes in the SE, SwE, and IS Disciplines
characteristics. Thirdly, based on the identified aims and principles, we report and posit the concepts of process, system and service as conceptual building blocks for describing such models and standards. Finally, initial theoretical and practical implications for the information systems discipline of such models and standards are discussed, as well as recommendations for further research are suggested.
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