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The systems development dilemma: whether to adopt formalised systems development methodologies or not?

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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-16T08:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-16T08:15:28Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3331
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Systems development issues occupy a position of central imponance in the information systems field and, indeed.. much has been prescribed in the quest for successful systems development. However. given the well· documented Msoftwarc: crisis", success is far from guaranteed for many systems development projects. Many researchers see the solution to the software crisis in terms of increased control and the morc widespread adoption of rigorous and formalised system development methodologies (SDMs), and this paper first presents the arguments and pressures in favour offormaIised methodologies. However, the problems associated with the use of fonnalised methodologies have: not perhaps recieved as much actention in the literature. A number of arguments are presented in this paper which question the value of formalised methodologies. These dichotomous arguments-for and against fonnalised SDMs-bring about a dilemma for systems developers as to whether to adopt a formalised development methodology or not. The implications of this dilemma are discussed in this paper and a number of issues for further research are proposed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Nijenrode University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of Second European Conference on Information Systems;pp. 691-706
dc.subject systems development methodologies en_US
dc.subject SDMs en_US
dc.title The systems development dilemma: whether to adopt formalised systems development methodologies or not? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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