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Information systems, software engineering, and systems thinking: challenges and opportunities

Petkov, Doncho and Edgar-Nevill, Denis and Madachy, Raymond and O'Connor, Rory (2010) Information systems, software engineering, and systems thinking: challenges and opportunities. In: Gordon Hunter, M., (ed.) Strategic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 315-332. ISBN 78-1-60566-677-8

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This article traces past research on the application of the systems approach to information systems development within the disciplines of information systems and software engineering. Their origins historically are related to a number of areas, including general systems theory. While potential improvement of software development practices is linked by some leading experts to the application of more systemic methods, the current state of the practice in software engineering and information systems development shows this is some way from being achieved. The authors propose possible directions for future research and practical work on bringing together both fields with systems thinking.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:systems approach; process improvement; software development practices
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:IGI Global
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Copyright Information:© 2010 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17557
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 10:57 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 16 Dec 2016 09:54

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