Classification of Method Fragments Using a Reference Meta Model

  • Werner Esswein
  • Andreas Gehlert
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


Modelling Methods were developed to formalise the process of information system development. These methods are often inappropriate for solving specific problems. So, the new discipline situational method engineering was established. The aim of this discipline is to engineer specific modelling methods by combining existing method fragments. In the current approaches, these method fragments are stored independently and unclassified in a method base. Therefore, the administration of a method base is inefficient. Our approach shows how the well established domain of reference modelling can be used for method engineering. We provide a reference meta model suited as a method base. It classifies existing method fragments and stores the relations between them.


Classification Schema Reference Model Method Base Organisational Unit Object Management Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Esswein
    • 1
  • Andreas Gehlert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business Management and EconomicsDresden University of TechnologyDresden

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