Analyst Workbenches examines various aspects of analyst workbenches and the tasks and data that they should support. The major advances and state of the art in analyst workbenches are discussed. A comprehensive list of the available analyst workbenches, both the experimental and the commercial products, is provided. Comprised of three parts, this book begins by describing International Computers Ltd's approach to automating analysis and design. It then explains what business analysis really means, outlines the principal features of analyst workbenches, and considers the ways in which they can solve the problems. The following chapters focus on how the analyst can deal with performance issues and lay proper foundations for the later, more detailed, work of the designer; the use of artificial intelligence techniques in workbenches; and strategic information systems planning technology. Integrated Project Support Environments (IPSEs) and the workbench-related phenomenon of mapping are also discussed. The final chapter evaluates future prospects for workbench products. This monograph will be a valuable resource for systems analysts and designers.They had also incorporated the data flow diagrams of Yourdon, De Marco, and Gane and Sarsonaachieving much more ... Many consultancies in place today either were founded by ex-CACI staff or employ a large number of CACI staff. ... One other significant development took place when Learmonth aamp; Burchett Management Systems (LBMS) was formed by two ... The combination of concept (deliverable) and activity or task meant that convergence and maturity had been reached.
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