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Title: The consideration of organizational issues during the systems development process: an empirical analysis
Authors: Doherty, Neil
King, Malcolm
Keywords: Systems development
Systems failure
Organizational issues
United Kingdom
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: DOHERTY, N.F. and KING, M., 1998. The consideration of organizational issues during the systems development process: an empirical analysis. Behaviour and Information Technology, 17 (1), pp. 41-51.
Abstract: The lack of consideration of organizational issues in systems development can lead to project failure. A review of the literature and a pre-test survey suggested classifying organizational issues into five categories and examining how these are considered by IT managers. A postal survey with responses from 64 senior IT specialists over a cross section of industry and commerce showed that there is a general awareness of the importance of organizational issues but there was little consensus on how they should be addressed in the development process. These IT managers were consistent in spending most effort on the issues perceived as most important from the list of 14 issue provided, but there was considerable variation in which specific issues they rated most important. In general those organizational issues with a `technical’ aspect were given more prominence than those which are less tangible, but which may be more critical to a system’s success.
Description: This is an electronic version of an article that was accepted for publication in the journal, Behaviour and Information Technology [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014492998119661
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/014492998119661
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8213
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014492998119661
ISSN: 1362-3001
0144-929X
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