Devising a Method for Developing Knowledge-Intense, Person-Oriented Services--Results from Early Evaluation

Philipp Menschner, Jan Marco Leimeister
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
In this paper, we present a method for engineering person-oriented services (EPOS) and discuss its suitability to the systematic development of ITsupported knowledge-intense person-oriented services (KIPOS). We provide (1) a criteria-based evaluation and (2) insights from an ongoing action research project. KIPOS, predominately existent in sectors as health care or education, are of high economic relevance regarding market size and growth, yet are laggards in realization of IT-potentials.
more » ... T-potentials. Leveraging ITpotentials as automation, standardization, or intelligent customer integration could be used to increase quality and reduce cost. This is hard to achieve, as value-creating activities within KIPOS are bound to persons or personal knowledge, making their design complicated. We apply a criteria-based evaluation for the method developed. The results show that EPOS meets the requirements for engineering KIPOS. Additionally, we provide insights from an action research project providing evidence that the method is also applicable for engineering KIPOS in real-world settings. 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 978-0-7695-4525-7/12 $26.00
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.214 dblp:conf/hicss/MenschnerL12 fatcat:3gkb4e2pprbgpfuikjv3cos6a4