Value-Oriented Solution Development Process: Uncovering the Rationale behind Organization Components

  • João Pombinho
  • David Aveiro
  • José Tribolet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 146)


Although significant progresses have been made in recent years regarding the goals of Enterprise Engineering, we find that the rationale behind every component of an organization is still not systematically and clearly specified. Indeed, state of the art approaches to enterprise development processes do not explicitly incorporate an essential dimension of analysis: value. This state of affairs does not warrant a leading role in enterprise alignment.

We propose to address this issue by specifying a value-aware system development process and a system development organization. To this end, we began by applying DEMO to model the system development organization. Furthermore, the original Generic System Development Process (GSDP) was modelled, and improvement points identified. Our main contribution is a revision of the GSDP, combined with research on value modelling and enterprise architecture that explicitly includes the teleological part of the system development process.

The explicitation of the development process focusing on the value dimension, contributes to providing traceability and clarifying the rationale of each organizational artefact. We believe that modelling this rationale systematically will improve reactive and proactive change management through increased self-awareness, improved scenario specification, objective evaluation and well-grounded system development decisions.


DEMO GSDP Value Modelling e3Value Solution Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Pombinho
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Aveiro
    • 3
  • José Tribolet
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CODE - Center for Organizational Design & EngineeringINESC INOVLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Exact Sciences and Engineering CentreUniversity of MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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