Journal of International Information Management


Although object-orientation exhibits many promises, there exists many fundamental areas that need to be addressed. Two of these areas are the widespread acceptance of the object mindset, and interactive user involvement in the object oriented business system development process. First, the mindset must grow and be extended not only by the engineering industry but also by the ever expanding service industry. Second, effective, efficient, flexible user driven tools must be developed, in the form of development approaches to reduce the reliance on scarce human resources. In order to accomplish both areas, the technology user is the key element. This research in progress concentrates on the development of a formalized business form user-driven approach using an object oriented analysis view. The resulting analysis produces an initial conceptual object model that is used by the users and designers for further object analysis, object design, design evolution, and object oriented application domain identification.