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This is a selection of reports I wrote for several courses in Delft and Rotterdam. You may find them of interest, but please note most of them are in Dutch.

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Internet fits all

2003, Dutch, Co-author, 41 pages
Keywords: strategic decision making; balanced scorecard; Mintzberg
Abstract:
An investigation of the strategic decision-making process of internet companies. Main focus of the research is to test if these companies take different decisions when compared to their bricks-and-mortar counterparts. It is illustrated by three different case studies: Boo.com, Possen.Com, and Hennes & Mauritz. Each company is formally analyzed using an article from Mintzberg: 'The structure of "Unstructured" Decision Processes'. In addition, a possible realization of performance management using the Balanced Scorecard is given. In conclusion, the influence of the internet can be summarized as pressure on the available time to take rational decisions.
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Reflection of the design methodology Petrinet+ using meta modeling

2002, Dutch, Co-author, 28 pages
Keywords: Petrinet, meta modeling
Abstract:
The design methodology Petrinet+ is analyzed using meta modeling, captured in the C-Me language. In addition, a qualitative review is given, based upon a reference case.
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Interoperability of J2EE and .NET web services

2002, Dutch, Co-author, 38 pages
Keywords: Web services, enterprise application integration
Abstract:
A discussion of the use of web services, and their impact on the field of application integration. To investigate if applications developed in .NET or J2EE could be integrated easily in the future, two sample applications are discussed. It is argued that web services could ease the integration problem in the near future.
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Web-based information systems

2001, Dutch, Author, 14 pages
Keywords: web-based information systems; n-tier architecture
Abstract:
A general discussion of the possibilities and challenges of web-based information systems. Their technical implementation is compared to the traditional three-tier architecture. In addition, the application service provider model is discussed.
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A qualitative comparison of two BPR/BPA methodologies

2001, Dutch, Co-author, 20 pages
Keywords: Business process re-engineering, business process analysis, DEMO, IDEF0
Abstract:
Two methodologies, DEMO and IDEF0, aimed at the support of Business Process Reengineering and/or analysis are compared. Based upon a single case, both theoretical and practical aspects of both DEMO and IDEF0 are reviewed.
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Functional design of an IS aimed at the support of the GreenWheels company

2001, Dutch, Co-author, 39 pages
Keywords: functional design, information systems, business process analysis, UML
Abstract:
A reference case of the the mapping between business process analysis and system design. Using DEMO as a formal methodology to analyze the business context, an actual object-oriented, functional design in UML is obtained. It is accompanied by a data design and component design.
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Project Report of the Help Desk ITIL support tool

2001, English, Co-author, 66 pages
Keywords: ITIL, Help Desk, Java, Object-Oriented Software Engineering, UML
Abstract:
Report of the Help Desk ITIL Support tool that was implemented at the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. It covers the design methodology, a discussion of relevant ITIL elements, and the actual functional and technical design of the tool. The tool is written in Java, based on a client-server architecture, with SQL Server as the backend.
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