Mind the gaps: increasing the impact of IS research on ISD performance improvement

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Title: Mind the gaps: increasing the impact of IS research on ISD performance improvement
Authors: O Riordan, Niamh
Lohan, Garry
Conboy, Kieran
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7253
Date: 10-Dec-2014
Abstract: Poor performance has pervaded the last forty years of software development, evident across industry sectors, project size, budget, geographic location, system quality and functionality, and exacerbated by increased criticality of IT in organisational mission and strategy. A significant body ofresearch has investigated the potential of emerging development methodologies to address these shortcomings but the effectiveness of these methods is largely supported by anecdotal evidence. At the same time, metrics and measurement are known to affect ISD performance but the existing literature on ISD metrics is misaligned with practitioners' needs, leading to a lack of clarity about ISD metrics in practice. This paper presents an interdisciplinary literature review on ISD metrics to identify the underlying reasons for this misalignment and evaluate the extent to which existing literature can be used to better understand the impact of emerging software development methodologies on ISD performance.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2014 the Authors
Keywords: Information systems developmentPerformance improvementMetricsMeasurement
Other versions: http://niamhoriordan.com/publications/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: The 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 8 - 10 December, 2014
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