Information systems and database systems development is a very complex process. In the past database development has mainly be considered as development of database structuring. Interactivity specification and partially functionality specification has been neglected in the past. The derivability of functionality has been a reason for this restriction of the database design approach. At the same time, applications and the required functionality became more complex. Distribution specification is based on the description of collaboration and exchange frames. The integration of all these parts of the information systems design process has not yet been performed. The co-design approach aims in bridging all these different aspects of applications and provides additionally a sound methodology for development of all these aspects. The co-design framework is based on a number of steps that must be performed. These steps must be based on a well-recorded management, on a development stewardship and on a well-defined process and assessment framework. We used the SPICE framework for evolution of an information systems development methodology. This framework can be used by organizations involved in planning, managing, monitoring, controlling, and improving the acquisition, supply, development, operation, evolution and support of software.
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