Approaches to Developing Information Systems



Information systems development (ISD) is a core issue of information systems teaching, practice and research. In this chapter we provide a brief history of information systems development and then focus on ISD today, where speed-of-development issues have changed the scene greatly. We look at one approach, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), in particular as it strikes a good balance between speed and cost issues on the one hand and yet maintains many of the best practices of traditional ISD approaches.


System Development Soft System Methodology Agile Method Information System Development Agile Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESSEC Business SchoolParisFrance

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