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Author Srinivasan, Ananth ♦ Kaiser, Kate M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Three organizational variables influence the quality of the system development process: available resources (both human and financial), external influences on the development process, and the project team's exposure to information systems. Public information and interviews with systems managers from 28 large private firms yielded data about the organizational variables. Systems project group members completed questionnaires concerning the system development process. The results indicate that human resources affect the development process positively, but increased financial resources are related to team disagreement. The degree of external influence on the system development effort needs to be carefully monitored and controlled. Systems exposure in the firm allows an increase in the degree of awareness among project group members about the different problems encountered by users and systems staff.
Description Affiliation: School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Srinivasan, Ananth) || School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 742, Milwaukee, WI (Kaiser, Kate M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 6
Page Count 7
Starting Page 556
Ending Page 562

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Source: ACM Digital Library