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Software Methods for Business Reengineering - Alfs T. Berztiss

Software Methods for Business Reengineering

Hardcover Published: 8th December 1995
ISBN: 9780387945538
Number Of Pages: 275

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It is said that business re-engineering is part of our transition to a post-industrial society. The purpose of this book is to present an approach to how to reorganize businesses using the discipline of software engineering as a guiding paradigm. The author's thesis is that software engineering provides the necessary analytical expertise for defining business processes and the tools to transform process descriptions to support systems.
The author begins by introducing the concepts and needs for business reengineering and principles and practice of software engineering. He then shows how by concentrating on processes, a business can define the information base required and how it is to be constructed. As a result, any manager or technically-minded person will learn how to implement the reengineering of a business.

The Established and the Reengineeredp. 3
Business Reengineering is Not Newp. 12
The Purpose of Reengineeringp. 17
Steps in the Reengineering Effortp. 22
Making the Most of Human Resourcesp. 30
The Nature of a Processp. 37
Engineering Principles in Software Developmentp. 45
Classifications of Softwarep. 59
Modularization and Requirements Engineeringp. 65
Software Quality Attributesp. 73
The Software Development Processp. 83
Software Cost and Risk Estimationp. 94
Analysis of Business Activitiesp. 103
Individual Interviewsp. 111
Group Sessionsp. 115
Business Process Prototypingp. 122
From Natural Language to Entities and Relationshipsp. 129
State Transitions and Control Flowsp. 138
Control Flows in Terms of Petri Netsp. 143
From ER Diagrams to Information Modulesp. 150
From Flow Diagrams to Process Modulesp. 157
Validation of the Blueprintp. 163
Specification of Business Processesp. 171
The Specification Language SFp. 176
An SF Specification: An Editorial Officep. 185
A Case Study: Order Processingp. 196
The Reengineering Processp. 207
Determination of Prioritiesp. 213
Legacy Softwarep. 219
The Communication Infrastructurep. 224
User Interfacesp. 230
Maintainability and Reusabilityp. 237
Appendix A. Basic Mathematical Notationsp. 249
Appendix B. A Reading Guidep. 255
Referencesp. 260
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780387945538
ISBN-10: 0387945539
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 8th December 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.66  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.59

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