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A Tripartite Approach to Information Systems Development.

Bullers, W.I.

In: Decision Sciences Vol. 22, No. 1, pages 120-135. 1991.

Abstract: Management information systems (MIS) development is a process in which a user's informal thoughts are translated into formal systems specifications. The paper proposes a tripartite approach to MIS development in which descriptions of `what' the MIS is to do, and `how' it is to do it are more closely related to the actual system implementation than with traditional development methodologies. The technique is based on three independent modeling tools used in conjunction: data flow diagrams, Petri nets, and production rules. The methodology is illustrated in the context of computer integrated manufacturing systems.

Keywords: management information system; data flow diagrams; production rules; computer integrated manufacturing.

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