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Beyond Systems Development Methodologies: Time To Leave the Lamppost?
  • Richard Baskerville
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Guy Fitzgerald
  • Nancy Russo
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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

The importance of successful systems development persists as an issue of central significance and concern in the IS field, especially in light of the well-documented problems associated with system development which have given rise to what has been termed the “software crisis.” However, many methodologies in use today are derived from practices and concepts relevant to a very different organizational environment. There is a need to reconsider their role in view of changes in organizational forms and work practices and the increasingly-complex applications that need to be developed to suit the faster “metabolism” of today’s complex organizational environment. Given the significant “push” factor that this environment represents, there is an urgent need to leverage new developments, both technological and in organizational work practices, which enable new development approaches more appropriate to this organizational climate.

Keywords

System Development Development Environment Organizational Climate Literal Sense Comfort Factor 
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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Baskerville
    • 1
  • Brian Fitzgerald
    • 2
  • Guy Fitzgerald
    • 3
  • Nancy Russo
    • 4
  1. 1.Binghamton UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University College CorkIreland
  3. 3.University of LondonUK
  4. 4.Northern Illinois UniversityUSA

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