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The Paradox of "Structured" Methods for Software Requirements Management: A Case Study of an E-Government Development Project

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dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran en
dc.contributor.author Lang, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-18T10:02:12Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-18T10:02:12Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Conboy, K. & Lang, M. (2009) The Paradox of "Structured" Methods for Software Requirements Management: A Case Study of an E-Government Development Project. In Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2009), Nanchang, China, September 16-19. New York: Springer en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1621 en
dc.description.abstract This paper outlines the alternative perspectives of "rationalism" and "improvisation" within information systems development, and describes the major shortcomings of each. It then discusses how these shortcomings manifested them- selves within an e-government case study where a "structured" requirements management method was employed. Although this method was very prescriptive and firmly rooted in the "rational" paradigm, it was observed that users often resorted to improvised behaviour, such as privately making decisions on how certain aspects of the method should or should not be implemented. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject E-government systems development en
dc.subject Requirements management en
dc.subject Requirements prioritisation en
dc.subject Method enactment en
dc.subject Situated action en
dc.subject Business Information Systems en
dc.title The Paradox of "Structured" Methods for Software Requirements Management: A Case Study of an E-Government Development Project en
dc.type Conference Paper en
dc.local.publisherstatement The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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