Essence-based Method Chunk Metamodel

Yani Widyani, Bayu Hendradjaya, Eko K. Budiardjo, Benhard Sitohang

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This paper proposes an essence-based method chunk metamodel. Method chunk is one of the terms used for method part in Situational Method Engineering (SME). SME is an engineering process to construct a new situational software development method which is composed from method parts. The method part can be extracted from any existing software development method which is described in various terms and notations. Applying SME in a software project will improve the quality of the software product, since it uses a project specific (or situational) method. The proposed metamodel is described using Object Management Group (OMG)'s standard for method modeling, called Essence Framework, which defines Essence Kernel and Language. Later, the proposed metamodel can be used by various method chunk providers as a guidance in method chunk modeling. Using OMG's standard in the method chunk modeling will increase interoperability in applying SME since method chunks from various provider will use the same notations. The elements of the proposed metamodel are defined based on existing method part metamodels. This metamodel also includes the context model as additional attributes of a situational method chunk. Essence kernel elements such as alpha, activity space, and competency are used to describe elements in the proposed metamodel. Evaluation of the proposed metamodel is conducted by checking the completeness of method chunk elements, and by instantiate essence-based method chunks using the proposed metamodel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of 2019 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728124186
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event7th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2019 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 9 Jul 201910 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics
ISSN (Print)2155-6830


Conference7th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2019


  • essence
  • metamodel
  • method
  • method chunk
  • SME


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