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An Overview of Models and Standards of Processes in the SE, SwE, and IS Disciplines

An Overview of Models and Standards of Processes in the SE, SwE, and IS Disciplines
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Author(s): Manuel Mora (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico), Ovsei Gelman (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico), Rory O’Connor (Dublin City University, Ireland), Francisco Alvarez (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico) and Jorge Macías-Luévano (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 17
Source title: Information Technology Governance and Service Management: Frameworks and Adaptations
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Aileen Cater-Steel (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-008-0.ch021

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Abstract

This chapter develops a descriptive-conceptual overview of the main models and standards of processes formulated in the systems engineering (SE), software engineering (SwE) and information systems (IS) disciplines. Given the myriad of models and standards reported, the convergence suggested for the SE and SwE models and standards and the increasing complexity of the modern information systems, we argue that these ones become relevant in the information systems discipline. Firstly, we report the rationale for having models and standards of processes in SE, SwE and IS. Secondly, we review their main characteristics. Thirdly, based on the identified aims and principles, we report and posit the concepts of process, system and service as conceptual building blocks for describing such models and standards. Finally, initial theoretical and practical implications for the information systems discipline of such models and standards are discussed, as well as recommendations for further research are suggested.

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