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Supporting co-evolution of business processes and Web systems

Funding: 2005: $132,000
2006: $90,000
2007: $91,000

Project Member(s): Zowghi, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2005

Summary: In web systems development the organisational needs not only drive the development of the system, but the resultant system typically leads to fundamental changes in the organisations processes and even the core business model. For an optimised system (in terms of both cost and usability) to be developed, the business and the system must co-evolve. This project aims to understand this interplay and provide support for managing it effectively. We will develop models that link system designs to business impacts, and provide techniques and research tools to assess these impacts. The result will be Web solutions that more directly address actual business needs, and development processes that more efficiently support these needs.

Keywords: Web, Development, Modelling, System Evolution, Business, Process,

FOR Codes: Software Engineering, Information Systems Development Methodologies, Application tools and system utilities, Information processing services, Computer software and services not elsewhere classified, Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)