Title: Towards the development of a methodology to develop information systems in a research and development environment

Authors: Stephane Collignon, Stephen C. Cook, Neil J. Davidson

Addresses: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, West Avenue, Edinburgh SA 5111, Australia. ' Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia. ' Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia

Abstract: This paper critiques a previous attempt at methodology selection for R&D environments, and on the basis of the findings of this critique proposes the development of a multi-stream meta-methodology to apply systems engineering to the development of software intensive systems in R&D environments. This methodology is intended to provide expert support to inexperienced project managers leading R&D projects, providing a just-in-time, on-demand training resource. The paper describes an interactive prototype tool for guiding users through this meta-methodology.

Keywords: acquisition; methodology selection; integration; software intensive systems; systems engineering; expert systems; meta-methodology; information systems; research and development; R&D environment; just-in-time training; project management; R&D projects; on-demand training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIDSS.2009.030585

International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2009 Vol.2 No.3, pp.222 - 245

Available online: 24 Dec 2009 *

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