Information Systems Development Projects and the SIMPT 2.0 Case: How to Turn an Anticipated Failure into a Success

Federici, Tommaso and Crisalli, Umberto and Scerbo, Danilo and Braccini, Alessio Maria (2013) Information Systems Development Projects and the SIMPT 2.0 Case: How to Turn an Anticipated Failure into a Success. In: Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell (edited by), Information Systems 2013 Proceedings: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Information Systems. IADIS, p. 1-8. ISBN 978-972-8939-83-0.

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This paper discusses the experience of the project for upgrading and extending a DSS of huge extent and complexity, devoted to transport management, which is still a neglected domain for IS research. This DSS belongs to an Italian Ministry and the project had the form of a public contract. For many reasons, this project was long-lasting and much troubled, and when approaching the testing phase it could have been considered failed. A case investigation through an action research reveals that drastic changes in project organization (actors composition and interaction), and in methodology (from waterfall to agile-like methods), adopted even in this late phase of the development process, contributed to turn an anticipated project failure into a success.

Item Type: Monograph Section
Research documents and activity classification: Book Sections > Monograph's chapters
Divisions: Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Additional Information: Contributo senza invito al "IADIS International Conference Information Systems", Lisbon, Portugal 13-15 March 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project failures, Technical experts, Final users, Agile development, Transport IS, DSS development.
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited by: Alessio Maria Braccini
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 17:28
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 00:14
URI: http://eprints.luiss.it/id/eprint/1259

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