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An overview of models and standards of processes in the SE, SwE and IS disciplines

Mora, M. and Gelman, O. 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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:processes; systems engineering; information systems
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:IGI Publishing
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-008
Copyright Information:© 2009 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17555
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 10:49 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 10:49

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