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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 (2008) Information systems, software engineering, and systems thinking: challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach, 1 (1). pp. 62-76. ISSN 1935-5718

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Abstract

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:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
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
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jitsa.2008010105
Copyright Information:© 2008 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:19770
Deposited On:04 Feb 2014 10:57 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 04 Feb 2014 10:57

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