Journal of International Information Management


Most information system methodologies are intended to be used by information systems (IS) professionals. However, few tools and methodologies have been proposed and developed for the non-IS professional. The methodology presented in this paper is designed to provide the non-IS professional with a set of tools to take advantage of the rich features associated with present spreadsheet software packages. Moreover, the methodology presented in this paper is intended to serve as an education and training device to aid in the identification and subsequent solution of general business problems without requiring total reliance on the features of any specific spreadsheet software package or operating system environment. A methodology for developing spreadsheet applications offers significant productivity benefits because of the preliminary efforts directed at the identification of the key elements that influence the situation being modeled and the associated reduction in trial-and-error attempts during application development.