Enterprise Information Systems Engineering: The Merode Approach by Monique SnoeckEnterprise Information Systems Engineering: The Merode Approach by Monique Snoeck

Enterprise Information Systems Engineering: The Merode Approach

byMonique Snoeck

Paperback | August 23, 2016

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The increasing penetration of IT in organizations calls for an integrative perspective on enterprises and their supporting information systems. MERODE offers an intuitive and practical approach to enterprise modelling and using these models as core for building enterprise information systems. From a business analyst perspective, benefits of the approach are its simplicity and the possibility to evaluate the consequences of modeling choices through fast prototyping, without requiring any technical experience. The focus on domain modelling ensures the development of a common language for talking about essential business concepts and of a shared understanding of business rules. On the construction side, experienced benefits of the approach are a clear separation between specification and implementation, more generic and future-proof systems, and an improved insight in the cost of changes.

A first distinguishing feature is the method's grounding in process algebra provides clear criteria and practical support for model quality. Second, the use of the concept of business events provides a deep integration between structural and behavioral aspects. The clear and intuitive semantics easily extend to application integration (COTS software and Web Services).

Students and practitioners are the book's main target audience, as both groups will benefit from its practical advice on how to create complete models which combine structural and behavioral views of a system-to-be and which can readily be transformed into code, and on how to evaluate the quality of those models. In addition, researchers in the area of conceptual or enterprise modelling will find a concise overview of the main findings related to the MERODE project.

The work is complemented by a wealth of extra material on the author's web page at KU Leuven, including a free CASE tool with code generator, a collection of cases with solutions, and a set of domain modelling patterns that have been developed on the basis of the method's use in industry and government.

Monique Snoeck is full professor at the KU Leuven, Research Center for Management Informatics (LIRIS), and visiting professor at the U Namur. Her research focuses on enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, model-driven engineering and business process management. Her main guiding research themes are the integration of different ...
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Title:Enterprise Information Systems Engineering: The Merode ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 1.73 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331936457X

ISBN - 13:9783319364575

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Enterprise Modelling.- Chapter 2. From demand to supply: layers & model quality.- Chapter 3. Overview of MERODE.- Chapter 4. The existence dependency graph.- Chapter 5. Object interaction.- Chapter 6. Object and system behaviour.- Chapter 7. Attributes and constraints.- Chapter 8. Inheritance.- Chapter 9. The information system service layer.- Chapter 10. Bridging business process modelling and domain modelling.- Chapter 11. Model transformation.- Chapter 12. Application and component integration.