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Effective application of Information Technology (IT) can be the key to achieving organizational change and improvements that directly impact your company's success in today's highly competitive business environment. In this practical new book, you discover cutting edge approaches for developing system models that bridge the traditional gap between Information Systems and Software Engineering and let you more effectively manage change and outcomes. With contributions from top researchers and practitioners in the field - including Ian Somerville, Wendy Currie, Keith Bennett, Frank Stowell, and Dave Bustard - the book examines change from business, information systems, and software engineering perspectives, and addresses major concepts and issues in systems thinking and business process improvement.
Table Of Contents
Overview. Simulation Modeling and Change Management Panaceas: The Missing Link. System Dynamics in Information Systems Analysis: An Evaluation Case Study. Business Process Modeling with Objects, Costs, and Human Resources. The Organization, The Process, and The Model. Exploiting Organizational Knowledge in Adaptive Workflow Systems. A Common Process Methodology for Engineering Process Domains. Business Modeling Inter-Process Relationships. Process Improvement Using ISO 15504. Metrics-Based Process Modeling with Illustrations from the FEAST/1 Project. Modeling Information System Requirements for Complex Systems. Investigating Interpretivist Approaches to Modeling Clients' Requirements for Information Systems. Information Systems Specifications within the Framework of Client-Led Design. Developing a Business-IT Co-Evolutionary Change Plan. Relating Organizational Semiotics, Process Modeling, and Stakeholder Viewpoints to Elucidate and Record Requirements. Modeling Organizational Communication: Top Down Analysis & Bottom Up Diagnosis. Social Analysis in the Requirements Engineering Process: From Ethnography to Method. Overcoming the Legacy Dilemma: Modeling Socio-Technical Change Options. Models, Diagrams, and Their Importance to Information Systems Analysis and Design. Ontological Support for Business Process Improvement. Compositional Modeling: The Formal Perspective.