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  • Organizing for Agility: a Complex Adaptive Systems perspective on Agile Software Development Process 

    Vidgen, Richard; Wang, Xiaofeng (2006)
    Agile software development has caught the attention of both practitioners and academics in recent years. In spite of many anecdotes and papers describing lessons learnt the theoretical foundation of agile software development ...
  • A Paradoxical Perspective on Contradictions in Agile Software Development 

    Wang, Xiaofeng; O'Conchuir, Eoin; Vidgen, Richard (2008)
    An ongoing debate on agile methods focuses on the contradictions in software development, especially responding to change vs. following a plan, and people vs. processes. Unlike the ¿either-or¿ perspective adopted in the ...
  • People over process: key people challenges in agile development 

    Coyle, Sharon; Conboy, Kieran (IEEE, 2010-09-02)
    There is a common perception that, while there may be some 'teething' problems experienced during the initial transition to agile, people are much happier, engaged and ultimately more productive in these environments. ...
  • People over process: the implications of agile for IS skills 

    Conboy, Kieran; Coyle, Sharon (2009)
    Agile approaches to information systems development have become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more IS organisations are eager to capitalise on the alleged opportunities and benefits they provide. ...
  • Performance Management of Agile Software Development Teams 

    Lohan, Garry; Lang, Michael; Conboy, Kieran (2010)
    Around the same time as the emergence of agile methods as a formalized concept, the management accounting literature introduced the concept of Beyond Budgeting as a performance management model for a changing business ...
  • Project failure en masse: a study of loose budgetary control in ISD projects 

    Conboy, Kieran (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010-05-18)
    This paper investigates the tightness of budgetary control over projects in a large systems development multinational. This represents a case of extreme information systems development (ISD) failure en masse, where all but ...
  • Project Management in Information Systems Development 

    Lohan, Garry; Lang, Michael; Conboy, Kieran (2010)
  • Project Management in Information Systems Development 

    Lohan, Garry (2009)
    Although there is a growing body of literature concerned with the adoption of agile software development within a large organization, there is still very little in terms of empirical research of practice. This research ...
  • Project managers - do they need to be certified? 

    McHugh, Orla; Hogan, Mairéad (Springer, 2009-12-16)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the drivers behind the certification of project managers in Irish organisations, to identify the benefits and drawbacks of project management certification and to determine whether ...
  • Proposing a formalised model for mindful information systems offshoring 

    Costello, Gabriel; Donnelan, Brian (Springer Verlag, 2009-10-26)
    The central thesis of this paper is that Mathematical Economics can provide a novel approach to the examination of offshoring business decisions and provide an impetus for future research in the area. A growing body of ...
  • Public sector IT outsourcing: a framework for evaluating risk 

    Scott, Murray (IFIP, 2010-08-30)
    A recent trend has seen the significant growth of governments outsourcing IT projects to private sector partners. However, despite the high risk of failure in public sector IT projects, the literature on outsourcing risks ...
  • Questioning the use of opaque web practices among low-cost airline carriers 

    Barry, Chris; Torres, Ann M. (ECIS Standing Committee, 2008-06-09)
    Modest attention has been given to the subtle ethical issues of ¿best practice¿ on the Internet, such as the exploitation of Web technologies to inhibit or avoid customer service. Increasingly, some firms are using ...
  • Researching Search - A Study into Search Engine Marketing Practices in Ireland 

    Barry, Chris; Charleton, Debbie (INSTICC Press, 2008-07)
    Researchers have identified the Web as the searchers first port of call for locating information. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategies have been noted as a key area for firms to consider when developing, maintaining ...
  • A review of ethics in the design of self-service websites amongst low-cost carriers in Ireland. 

    Barry, Chris; Torres, Ann M. (2007-09)
    Although ethical issues related to the Internet has been a widely debated topic, little has been written on subtle ethical questions such as the exploitation of Web technologies to inhibit customer service. Increasingly, ...
  • Risk management in agile methods: a study of DSDM in practice 

    Coyle, Sharon (2009-05-25)
    Businesses are increasingly operating in extremely turbulent environments necessitating the need to respond and adapt to change more quickly and improve overall time to market. From an Information Systems Development ...
  • The role of business process redesign in creating e-government in Ireland 

    Hughes, Martin; Scott, Murray; Golden, William (Emerald, 2006)
    The growth and popularity of e-commerce has both challenged and enabled public sector organizations to redefine their levels of service. E-government provides unparalleled opportunities for governments to streamline ...
  • The role of process evolution in achieving citizen centered e-government 

    Golden, William; Hughes, Martin; Scott, Murray (Association for Information Systems, 2003)
    The growth and popularity of e-commerce has both challenged and enabled public sector organizations to redefine their levels of service. In the late 1990¿s E-government provided unparalleled opportunities for governments ...
  • The role of the user story agile practice in innovation 

    O hEocha, Colm; Conboy, Kieran (Springer, 2010-10)
    The concept of an innovation space where different knowledge and perspectives can interact leading to innovation is central to lean thinking. The SECI framework of organizational knowledge creation identifies five enabling ...
  • Seeking the face of innovation with the ethical compass of Emmanuel Levinas. 

    Costello, Gabriel; Donnellan, Brian (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    A recent biographer has described the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas as being permeated by one simple but profound theme: western philosophy has at best ignored and at worst suppressed the ¿Other¿. The approach of this ...
  • A study of opacity in web design practices. 

    Barry, Chris; Hogan, Mairead; Torres, Ann M. (Irish Academy of Management, 2010-09-01)
    That IS and IT practitioners should use best practice in information systems development is pretty much universally taken for granted. We expect systems to be developed that enhance the user experience and allow them to ...