Reformulating requirements modelling for digitalisation: A structuration and semiotic informed approach

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Abstract

Articulated within this paper is a qualitative investigation into using structuration and semiotic theories that suggests improvements to communication when developing new software. Forming the analysis, an Information System (IS) designed using the Unified Modelling Language (UML) allied with the Agile software development process exposed a key factor: the need for effective communication. This factor caused a negative outcome when developing a new IS necessary to support the digitalisation of a business. Analysing the conditions and adjusting requirements modelling with structuration and semiotic theories, team members expressed with clarity requirements for their new IS as real-world effects and causes. Such cause and effect statements align to Peircean interpretant signs that facilitated effective communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigitalisation, Innovation, and Transformation - 18th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2018, Proceedings
EditorsCecilia Baranauskas, Kecheng Liu, Keiichi Nakata, Weizi Li
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages218-227
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319945408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2018 - Reading, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 201818 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume527
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference18th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityReading
Period16/07/1818/07/18

Keywords

  • Digitalisation
  • Requirements modelling
  • Semiotics
  • Structuration

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