Abstract: This study concerns the support of information system analysis and design process in a metaCASE environment. We see a process as highly, evolutionary and unstructural in nature, thus requiring the tailorability of user process models and their conceptual basis, process modelling language (PML). In addition to the flexibility needed for guiding various system developers, the CASE environment needs to be enacted using strictly defined environment actions. A distinction between user and environment processes is made, hence distinguishing also their conceptual basis and modelling requirements. The study depicts the realisation of the basic concepts and tools required in modelling a PML and the integration of user and environment process models in a metaCASE environment called MetaEdit+. The concepts and tools introduced aid in providing full customisability for a project to adapt its own PML for designing enactable process models. Finally, we briefly assess the benefits and weaknesses of our approach, and present our ongoing and future work related to this paper.
Reference: Koskinen, M. & Marttiin, P. (1997). Process Support in MetaCASE: Implementing the Conceptual Basis for Enactable Process Models in MetaEdit+. Teoksessa J. Ebert & C. Lewerentz (toim.) Software Engineering Environments. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press, 110-123.
Available online: https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SEE.1997.591823