Developing a Customisable Process Modelling Environment: Lessons Learnt and Future Prospects

Abstract: MetaCASE environments are design environments with customisable method support. Currently these environments are shifting from individual production support towards multi-user design environments. When adapting such an environment, the organisational context becomes important. We must focus on and improve the infrastructure (procedures and policies) and support (guidelines, help). Part of organisational support in design environments is process modelling: process models facilitate understanding and communication, process support gives guidance and helps enforcing procedures and policies. In a customisable design environment improvement is seen as a shift, a relatively gradual change that the environment should be able to support. For such evolution of technology, we stress the adaptability to local practices and problems, capability for gradual improvement, and low time and cost risk in adoption. In this paper we discuss evolution of process modelling support in metaCASE and present Customisable Process Modelling Environment (CPME), which gives process support for a metaCASE environment.

Reference: Koskinen, M. & Marttiin, P. (1998). Developing a Customisable Process Modelling Environment: Lessons Learnt and Future Prospects. In V. Gruhn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th European Workshop on Software Process Technology, EWSPT’98, LNCS 1487. Springer-Verlag, 13-27.

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-64956-5_2

Available online: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-64956-5_2