Method Network (Hierarchy)
Once categorization is complete, the groundwork
for the method hierarchy will be in place.
The benefits of developing a method network are
It serves to provide much-needed information regarding
method interdependency and, toward that end, provides the stepping
stone to effective documentation of the system being built.
It provides the mechanism for decomposing processes so
that more generic and useful atomic level sub-processes can be
created, thus reducing the brunt of coding activity in the long run
because reuse is encouraged.
The process of creating a method network serves to
reduce the confusion level that is sure to ensue when there is a
propensity of code embedded in the database in the form of coupled
behavior with data elements.