Structured method for designing subsystems

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This paper describes a structured method for designing subsystems from a whole system, which extends ADISSA methodology for systems analysis, design and prototyping. The design of a subsystem includes: (a) definition of the transactions, or processes, that belong to the subsystem, thus determining the boundaries of the subsystem; (b) design of the subsystem user-interface, a sub-menu-tree, derivable from the menu-tree interface of the global system; and (c) design of the database sub-schema, derivable from the global database schema. The method is supported by a CASE tool, enabling automatic and interactive design and prototyping of the subsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • CASE
  • analysis and design methodology
  • database schema
  • man-machine interface
  • menu-tree
  • prototyping
  • sub-schema
  • subsystem
  • transactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications


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