An Experimental Study on Decomposition: Process First or Structure First?
Kaya, Muhammet Çağrı
Doğru, Ali Hikmet
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CitationÇetinkaya, A., Süloğlu, S., Kaya, M.Ç., Karamanlıoğlu, ., Tokdemir, G., Doğru, A.H. (2019). An Experimental Study on Decomposition: Process First or Structure First? Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 356, pp. 279-289. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24854-3_21
This article explores the answer to the question of considering the process or the structure dimensions earlier, in software development where decomposition is a preferred technique for top-down model construction. In this research, an experimental study was conducted to observe which software modeling practice is more convenient: process or structural modeling, for the beginning. The study was conducted in different courses that include software modeling where students work within groups to model a system with predefined requirements. The students used Business Process Modeling Notation and Component-Oriented Software Engineering Modeling Language modeling tools. Observations based on the results are analyzed and discussed. The results seem to prioritize the process dimension. © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.