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Exploring the nature of Information Systems Development Methodology: A Synthesized View Based on a Literature Review

Mihailescu, Daniela LU and Mihailescu, Marius LU (2010) In Journal of Service Science and Management 3(2). p.265-271
Abstract
New Information Systems Development Methodologies (ISDMs) are suggested in the belief that their deployment would be beneficial to consultants in their work. A large number of ISDMs already exist but their value has been questioned and at the same time new methodologies continue to be introduced in an attempt to support and improve the practice of information systems development work. What is not always clear from current studies is that ISDM is a multi-perspec-tive and cross-discipline phenomenon. Although a large amount of knowledge of ISDM is available, different discipli-nary interests have resulted in fragmented assessments of it. This paper intends to identify theoretical perspectives ap-plied in the conceptualization of ISDM. A... (More)
New Information Systems Development Methodologies (ISDMs) are suggested in the belief that their deployment would be beneficial to consultants in their work. A large number of ISDMs already exist but their value has been questioned and at the same time new methodologies continue to be introduced in an attempt to support and improve the practice of information systems development work. What is not always clear from current studies is that ISDM is a multi-perspec-tive and cross-discipline phenomenon. Although a large amount of knowledge of ISDM is available, different discipli-nary interests have resulted in fragmented assessments of it. This paper intends to identify theoretical perspectives ap-plied in the conceptualization of ISDM. A review of the literature on ISDM was conducted and four different theoretical perspectives were identified: 1) system, 2) structure, 3) innovation, and 4) knowledge. While each perspective provides various overarching depictions of ISDM, the synthesized view of ISDM provided in this study reveals the complexities and ambiguities of a multifaceted phenomenon such as ISDM. Suggestions for an alternative conceptualization of ISDM are provided in an attempt to facilitate the investigation of ISDM. (Less)
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Information Systems Development Methodology, CASE Tools, Software Process Innovation, Literature Review
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Journal of Service Science and Management
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1940-9893
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10.4236/jssm.2010.32033
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  abstract     = {New Information Systems Development Methodologies (ISDMs) are suggested in the belief that their deployment would be beneficial to consultants in their work. A large number of ISDMs already exist but their value has been questioned and at the same time new methodologies continue to be introduced in an attempt to support and improve the practice of information systems development work. What is not always clear from current studies is that ISDM is a multi-perspec-tive and cross-discipline phenomenon. Although a large amount of knowledge of ISDM is available, different discipli-nary interests have resulted in fragmented assessments of it. This paper intends to identify theoretical perspectives ap-plied in the conceptualization of ISDM. A review of the literature on ISDM was conducted and four different theoretical perspectives were identified: 1) system, 2) structure, 3) innovation, and 4) knowledge. While each perspective provides various overarching depictions of ISDM, the synthesized view of ISDM provided in this study reveals the complexities and ambiguities of a multifaceted phenomenon such as ISDM. Suggestions for an alternative conceptualization of ISDM are provided in an attempt to facilitate the investigation of ISDM.},
  author       = {Mihailescu, Daniela and Mihailescu, Marius},
  issn         = {1940-9893},
  keyword      = {Information Systems Development Methodology,CASE Tools,Software Process Innovation,Literature Review},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {265--271},
  series       = {Journal of Service Science and Management},
  title        = {Exploring the nature of Information Systems Development Methodology: A Synthesized View Based on a Literature Review},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jssm.2010.32033},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2010},
}