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Toward a practical methodological theory

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2 Author(s)
N. Callaos ; Dept. de Procesos y Sistemas, Simon Bolivar Univ., Caracas, Venezuela ; B. de Callaos

The general objective of this paper is to describe the way the authors have been relating general system theory (GST) to practice. The authors applied GST to design a methodology for software development, first. Then, by means of the experience/knowledge learned from applying the methodology to specific systems, a continuous redesigning process started, which simultaneously generalized the methodologies and increased its complexity adding new modules for an increasing diversity of diverse-tasks needed for different systems/situations. The methodological kernel increased it generality and the sub-methodological modules increased its details. This paved the way for a general systems methodology which, when including cognitive/thinking method would return to the theoretical realm, i.e. to a methodological theory which, in turn, would pave the way to theoretical methodology

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1995. Intelligent Systems for the 21st Century., IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

22-25 Oct 1995