Situational Requirements Engineering of Web Content Management Implementations

I. van de Weerd, J. Souer, J.M. Versendaal, S. Brinkkemper

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The development of complex, data-intensive web applications is becoming simpler due to the usage of content management systems. Conventional information systems development methods as well as web application development methods do not cover the needs of a method for web content management implementations. In this research we apply an assembly-based situational method engineering approach to develop a new design method, called WebEngineering Method (WEM). First, implementation situations are identified, then, candidate methods are selected and finally, a new method of useful method fragments is assembled. By using route map configuration, we tune the method fragments to obtain situationality. A meta-modeling technique is proposed that integrates UML activity diagrams and class diagrams for the purpose of analyzing existing methods and assembling the new method. The method developed was validated in a case study, which consisted of a technology testing web application at a large telecommunication organization in the Netherlands. The case study results were very promising, but more case studies are required to refine the method.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationSituational Requirements Engineering Processes
EditorsJ Ralyté, PJ Ågerfalk, N Kraiem
Place of PublicationLimerick
PublisherUniversity of Limerick
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2005

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