Goal-Modelling: Organisation Theory, Domain-specific Modelling and Applications
FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
Organisations, despite their apparent preoccupation with facts, numbers, objectivity, concreteness, and accountability, are in fact saturated with subjectivity, abstraction, guesses, making do, invention, and arbitrariness … just like the rest of us” (Weick 1980, p. 5) - This lecture addresses challenges when constructing a domain-specific modelling language (DSML) in support of managerial decision-making, specifically communication about intentions, expectations and goals of decision-makers and other human actors involved in such group processes. Following a method for designing a DSML (Frank 2010) presented in the early morning lecture, essential design alternatives and design decisions w.r.t. a respective language design will be discussed. A subsequent afternoon exercise session will further the discussion.
Lecture at NEMO2014
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 11:00