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The VPEC-T framework for descrbing business information systems was developed by Nigel Green and Carl Bate between 2005-2007.

Wikipedia Article

"VPEC-T analysis is a thinking framework comprising a collection of mental filters or guides. It provides a "simplified ‘language’ for preventing loss in translation from business needs to IT solutions"and is used when analyzing the expectations of multiple parties having different views of a system in which they all have an interest in common, but have different priorities and different responsibilities. System, here is used in the broad sense of a set of interacting or interdependent entities, real or abstract, forming an integrated whole. It is applied to 'systems' that range from those as small as a performance appraisal, to ones as large as a criminal justice system".

The full article can be found on wikipedia

Anything but the technology - By Roy Grubb

"VPEC-T can be used as a first response guide to handling requests for new information systems or changes to existing ones.  Its very significant benefit is that it gets information systems people away from discussions about the technology, and focuses them on the information and everything that surrounds it except the technology.  I have too often seen and experienced technology concerns pushing the business needs to one side.  The technology comes after VPEC-T.
VPEC-T stands for Values, Policies, Events, Content and Trust.  Green and Bate propose this as a framework for thinking about activities involving the exploitation of information in companies:

The full arcticle by Roy can be found at informationtamers.com

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