Using process-oriented holonic (PrOH) modelling to increase understanding of information systems
Clegg, Ben and Shaw, Duncan. (2008) Using process-oriented holonic (PrOH) modelling to increase understanding of information systems. Information Systems Journal, 18 (5). pp. 447-477. ISSN 1350-1917Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2575.2008.00308.x
Methodologies for understanding business processes and their information systems (IS) are often criticized, either for being too imprecise and philosophical (a criticism often levied at softer methodologies) or too hierarchical and mechanistic (levied at harder methodologies). The process-oriented holonic modelling methodology combines aspects of softer and harder approaches to aid modellers in designing business processes and associated IS. The methodology uses holistic thinking and a construct known as the holon to build process descriptions into a set of models known as a holarchy. This paper describes the methodology through an action research case study based in a large design and manufacturing organization. The scientific contribution is a methodology for analysing business processes in environments that are characterized by high complexity, low volume and high variety where there are minimal repeated learning opportunities, such as large IS development projects. The practical deliverables from the project gave IS and business process improvements for the case study company.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Operational Research & Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Information Systems Journal|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 447-477|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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