Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185610
Title:
Group Matrix: A collaborative modeling tool.
Author:
Hayes, Glenda Sue.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This work focuses on the development and evaluation of a Group Matrix to enable groups to collaboratively construct an organizational model. Group Matrix extends the range of activities that can be successfully supported in a group environment by providing parallel channels of communication so that meeting participants can express the relationships between elements of a model. Group Matrix has become an integral part of Enterprise Analyzer, a combination of methodology, tools and techniques for supporting organizational process redesign. Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) provide an environment for making meetings more effective by introducing technology and structure to the meeting process. Enterprise Analyzer blends methodology, techniques and tools for supporting end-users in modeling, systems development and process reengineering by building from the knowledge gained from the EMS experiences. The Enterprise Analyzer toolkit, including Group Matrix, has been used by eight groups from two large organizations to develop models for information systems development and organizational process redesign. Group Matrix provides a comprehensible interface for participants to establish relationships in the information architecture and to prioritize information and activities in Enterprise Analysis, thus supplying an enabling technology for a new group process. The use of Group Matrix has prompted enhancements and design changes reflected in the current version and in the two hybrids developed during the course of this project, and has yielded greater understanding about this new group activity. Traditionally, the task of creating and using an information systems model has been the exclusive domain of the analyst. End-users and organizational members contribute, but their knowledge is synthesized from interview data obtained by the analyst in creating the model and is reflected in a language and structure recognizable only by the analyst. The analyst is also responsible for resolving any conflicting information. A model jointly created by end-users and analysts using Group Matrix, however, can serve as a medium for defining requirements that are commonly understood by end-users, as well as analysts.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Information science; Computer science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Business Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nunamaker, Jay F., Jr.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleGroup Matrix: A collaborative modeling tool.en_US
dc.creatorHayes, Glenda Sue.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Glenda Sue.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work focuses on the development and evaluation of a Group Matrix to enable groups to collaboratively construct an organizational model. Group Matrix extends the range of activities that can be successfully supported in a group environment by providing parallel channels of communication so that meeting participants can express the relationships between elements of a model. Group Matrix has become an integral part of Enterprise Analyzer, a combination of methodology, tools and techniques for supporting organizational process redesign. Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) provide an environment for making meetings more effective by introducing technology and structure to the meeting process. Enterprise Analyzer blends methodology, techniques and tools for supporting end-users in modeling, systems development and process reengineering by building from the knowledge gained from the EMS experiences. The Enterprise Analyzer toolkit, including Group Matrix, has been used by eight groups from two large organizations to develop models for information systems development and organizational process redesign. Group Matrix provides a comprehensible interface for participants to establish relationships in the information architecture and to prioritize information and activities in Enterprise Analysis, thus supplying an enabling technology for a new group process. The use of Group Matrix has prompted enhancements and design changes reflected in the current version and in the two hybrids developed during the course of this project, and has yielded greater understanding about this new group activity. Traditionally, the task of creating and using an information systems model has been the exclusive domain of the analyst. End-users and organizational members contribute, but their knowledge is synthesized from interview data obtained by the analyst in creating the model and is reflected in a language and structure recognizable only by the analyst. The analyst is also responsible for resolving any conflicting information. A model jointly created by end-users and analysts using Group Matrix, however, can serve as a medium for defining requirements that are commonly understood by end-users, as well as analysts.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectInformation scienceen_US
dc.subjectComputer science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNunamaker, Jay F., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPurdin, Titus D.M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVogel, Douglas R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9202081en_US
dc.identifier.oclc711787078en_US
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