Understanding and Managing Process Interaction in IS Development Projects

Bendik Bygstad, Peter Axel Nielsen

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

1 Citationer (Scopus)
264 Downloads (Pure)


Software-based information systems must be developed and implemented as a part of business change. This is a major challenge, since business change and the development of software-based information systems usually are performed in separate processes. Thus, there is a need to understand and manage the relationship between these two kinds of processes. In this paper we draw on a longitudinal case study. We suggest a framework to analyze the case as interaction between software development processes and organizational change processes. In the analysis we find that the framework enables us to understand critical events in the case, what led to the events, and what the consequences are. We discuss the implications for information systems research and in particular we discuss the contribution to project management of iterative and incremental software development.
TitelNordic Contributions in IS Research : Third Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden, August 17–20, 2012. Proceedings
RedaktørerC. Keller, M. Wiberg, P. J. Ågerfalk, J. S. Z. Eriksson Lundström
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-642-32269-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-642-32270-9
StatusUdgivet - 2012
BegivenhedScandinavian Conference on Information Systems - Sigtuna, Sverige
Varighed: 17 aug. 201220 aug. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 3


KonferenceScandinavian Conference on Information Systems
NavnLecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Bibliografisk note

Are you finding it challenging to align IT and business?
The need to align IT and business constitutes a challenge. This challenge is not new. It has been a big concern for CEOs in the last decade. By investigating the interaction between an IT development process and the process of organizational change, the paper tries to remedy this challenge.
The paper concludes that the speed of change, driven by globalization, affect the organization's information systems. Organizations can no longer “wait” while a new system is developed - they must develop them while business change is occurring.

Published: 2012