Drucker (1988) suggests that new organizational structures result from the dynamic integration of corporate planning, systems analysis and design, and system development. This integration is not possible without a comprehensive system development methodology (SDM) that meets the organization's needs. Today, a SDM can only be successful with a training program that prepares systems personnel to use automated tools within the life cycle phases and tasks of a system development methodology. This relationship between CASE and a SDM make methodology training for CASE users and development staff a key ingredient to a successful CASE implementation. McClure (1992) suggests the following formula for a successful CASE implementation: tools + trained people + methodology. In today's information systems environment, a SDM comprises an overall strategy for computer-based information system development that includes a flexible framework to indicate the sequence of development along with the techniques used to accomplish each task. Automated tools aid the system development process may also be considered part of the methodology
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