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The Fusion object-oriented method: an evaluation

  • Alain Pirotte
  • Thierry van den Berghe
  • Esteban Zimanyi
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1012)

Abstract

This paper presents a critical evaluation, from a computer science point of view, of the Fusion method for object-oriented development and it sketches some guidelines for improvement. It focuses on three critical observations: (1) weakness of the ontology of the object model, (2) lack of formality, and (3) failure of the iterative process to construct comprehensive requirements and analysis models. A longer version of the paper [3] illustrates our observations with examples and develops our suggestions for improvement.

Keywords

object-oriented software development analysis and design methods Fusion evaluation 

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References

  1. 1.
    D. Coleman, P. Arnold, S. Bodoff, C. Dollin, H. Gilchrist, F. Hayes, and P. Jeremaes. Object-Oriented Development: The Fusion Method. Prentice Hall, 1994.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. Hutt, editor. Object Analysis and Design — Description of Methods. J. Wiley, 1994. Document of the Object Management Group.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    A. Pirotte, T. Van Den Berghe, and E. Zimányi. Problems and improvements of the Fusion Object-Oriented Method. Forthcoming, Sept. 1995.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Pirotte
    • 1
  • Thierry van den Berghe
    • 1
  • Esteban Zimanyi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Louvain, IAGLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.University of Brussels, INFODOCBrusselsBelgium

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