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dc.contributor.authorConboy, Kieranen
dc.contributor.authorLang, Michaelen
dc.identifier.citationConboy, 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: Springeren
dc.description.abstractThis 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
dc.subjectE-government systems developmenten
dc.subjectRequirements managementen
dc.subjectRequirements prioritisationen
dc.subjectMethod enactmenten
dc.subjectSituated actionen
dc.subjectBusiness Information Systemsen
dc.titleThe Paradox of "Structured" Methods for Software Requirements Management: A Case Study of an E-Government Development Projecten
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.local.publisherstatementThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen

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