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Business Information Systems: A Process Approach By WARBOYS

Business Information Systems: A Process Approach
by Brian C. Warboys

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This text focuses upon the complex properties of modern organizations. By examining the nature of software and software engineering it shows how software systems serve these organizations. The result is a process approach embracing method and architecture.
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Business Information Systems: A Process Approach by Brian C. Warboys

Business Information Systems: A Process Approach focuses upon the complex, interactive and dynamic properties of modern organizations. By examining the nature of software and software engineering it shows how software systems best serve these organisations. The result is a process approach embracing method and architecture. Process modelling is an essential technology that provides a means for analysing and designing the behaviour of systems. The modelling method "Organizational Process Modelling" (OPM) is described through an extensive case study. The book also reveals the thinking behind OPM and the implications for the architecture of future information systems. An inportant feature of this book is the recognition that businesses must consider how new IT developments relate to those already existing, and how these developments are going to cope with future business changes. Part I of the book sets out the context, focusing upon systems, process and engineering. Part II describes the method and an architecture. Their application is illustrated through and insurance case study, and an exemplar of the emerging process technology.

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Table of Contents


PART ONE - CONCEPTS Chapter One - Introduction 1.1 Overview 1.2 Organizations and their Software 1.3 Background 1.4 Readership 1.5 Structure of the Book 1.6 Related Web Pages 1.7 Using the Book Chapter Two - Positioning 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Organizations 2.3 The Themes of this Book 2.4 Systems Theory 2.5 The Software Engineering Research Lineage 2.6 The Wider World 2.7 Conclusion Chapter Three - Process Concepts 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Process Phenomenon 3.3 The Interactional Basis of Process Activity 3.4 Kinds of Process 3.5 Associated Concepts 3.6 Process Representation and Models 3.7 Process Domains 3.8 More about the Meta-Process 3.9 Conclusion Chapter Four - Engineering of Processes 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Historical Development 4.3 The Engineering Approach to Solving Problems 4.4 The Engineering of Software Organizations 4.5 Process Engineering as a Discipline PART TWO - PRACTICE Chapter Five - The Nature of the Method 5.1 Introduction 5.2 An Introduction to the Case Study 5.3 Some Systems Thinking about the Nature of Intervention 5.4 The Interactional Basis of Organizational Process 5.5 The Evolution of Organizational Process 5.6 Conclusion Chapter Six - Process Contexts 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The Context for Process Modelling 6.3 The Context of the PEF Corporate Team Case study 6.4 Context of the Process 6.5 Route Map 6.6 Evaluation 6.7 The Broader Dialectic 6.8 Conclusion Chapter Seven - Process Capture 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The What, the Why and the How 7.3 The Modelling Notations 7.4 Managing the Modelling Exercise 7.5 The Participation of Users 7.6 Creating the Model 7.7 Modelling the System 7.8 Modelling the Goals 7.9 Modelling the Method 7.10 The Broader Dialectic 7.11 Conclusions Chapter Eight - Process Design 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Using OPM for Design 8.3 The Design Domain at Parker, Ellington and Fitzgerald 8.4 Process Design Examples 8.5 The Broader Dialectic 8.6 Conclusion Chapter Nine - Process Managing 9.1 Introduction 9.2 The Problem and its Context 9.3 The Meta-Process as a Solution 9.4 The Approach to the Solution 9.5 The Role as a P2E 9.6 Conclusion Chapter Ten - Process Support Technology 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Views of Process Support Technology 10.3 Motives for an Active Model 10.4 Requirements for Active Model Technology 10.5 Manage Documents or Manage Workspace 10.6 An Example ProcessWeb Model 10.7 Generic Process Support Systems Architecture 10.8 From RAD to ProcessWeb Model 10.9 Process Wise Integrator User View 10.10 Other Process Support Technologies 10.11 Managing, Learning and Developing 10.12 Conclusion Chapter Eleven - The OPM Case Study 11.1 Introduction 11.2 A Review 11.3 The Context 11.4 Interaction of Administrator, Broker, Underwriter 11.5 Broker Interacts with Underwriter 11.6 Underwriter Interacts with Administrator 11.7 Interaction of Administrator, Underwriter, Administrator 11.8 Sub-Roles 11.9 Conclusion Chapter Twelve - Conclusions 12.1 Organizations and their Software 12.2 A Process Approach 12.3 Review 12.4 A Way Forward

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GOR008211220
Business Information Systems: A Process Approach by Brian C. Warboys
Brian C. Warboys
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
1999-02-01
320
0077094646
9780077094645
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