Similarities and Differences of Method Engineering and Process Engineering Approaches

Abstract: A number of studies have been concerned with situational aspects of methods and process models. Various method engineering (ME) and process engineering (PE) strategies have been proposed. These two disciplines have been studied separately concentrating either quality of products by the means of ME or quality of process by the means of PE. However, their products (methods and process models) overlap, and similarities can also be found in the forms of engineering. In this paper we shortly examine ME/PE approaches by distinguishing whether the problem is technical: How to engineer a method or a process definition to be used in an automated environment? or organisational: How to engineer a better method or a process model for an organisation?

Reference: Marttiin, P. & Koskinen, M. 1998. Similarities and Differences of Method Engineering and Process Engineering Approaches. In Khosrowpour, M. (Eds.) Effective Utilization and Management of Emerging Information Technologies. Harrisburg: Idea Group Publishing, 420-424.

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