Conceptual modelling - What and why in current practice

Davies, I., Green, P., Rosemann, M. and Gallo, S. (2004). Conceptual modelling - What and why in current practice. In: Paolo Atzeni, Wesley Chu and Hongjun Lu, Conceptual Modeling - ER 2004. 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2004, Shanghai, China, (30-42). 8-12 November 2004. doi:10.1007/b101693

Author Davies, I.
Green, P.
Rosemann, M.
Gallo, S.
Title of paper Conceptual modelling - What and why in current practice
Conference name 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2004
Conference location Shanghai, China
Conference dates 8-12 November 2004
Proceedings title Conceptual Modeling - ER 2004   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Conceptual Modeling - Er 2004, Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/b101693
ISBN 978-3-540-23723-5
ISSN 0302-9743
Editor Paolo Atzeni
Wesley Chu
Hongjun Lu
Volume 3288
Start page 30
End page 42
Total pages 13
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Much research has been devoted over the years to investigating and advancing the techniques and tools used by analysts when they model. As opposed to what academics, software providers and their resellers promote as should be happening, the aim of this research was to determine whether practitioners still embraced conceptual modelling seriously. In addition, what are the most popular techniques and tools used for conceptual modelling? What are the major purposes for which conceptual modelling is used? The study found that the top six most frequently used modelling techniques and methods were ER diagramming, data flow diagramming, systems flowcharting, workflow modelling, RAD, and UML. However, the primary contribution of this study was the identification of the factors that uniquely influence the continued-use decision of analysts, viz., communication (using diagrams) to/from stakeholders, internal knowledge (lack of) of techniques, user expectations management, understanding models integration into the business, and tool/software deficiencies.
Subjects E1
Keyword Conceptual modelling
Tool/software deficiencies
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Proceedings in 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science' Book series.

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