Patterns-Based IS Change Management in SMEs

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The majority of information systems change management guidelines and standards are either too abstract or too bureaucratic to be easily applicable in small enterprises. This chapter proposes the approach, the method, and the prototype that are designed especially for information systems change management in small and medium enterprises. The approach is based on proven patterns of changes in the set of information systems elements. The set of elements was obtained by theoretical analysis of information systems and business process definitions and enterprise architectures. The patterns were evolved from a number of information systems theories and tested in 48 information systems change management projects. The prototype presents and helps to handle three basic change patterns, which help to anticipate the overall scope of changes related to particular elementary changes in an enterprise information system. The use of prototype requires just basic knowledge in organizational business process and information management.


Information system Change management Change patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied Computer SystemsRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Department of Systems Theory and DesignRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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