A case study of SME web application development effectiveness via agile methods

Clutterbuck, P., Seamons, O. and Rowlands, T. (2009) A case study of SME web application development effectiveness via agile methods. The Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation, 12 1: 13-26.

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Author Clutterbuck, P.
Seamons, O.
Rowlands, T.
Title A case study of SME web application development effectiveness via agile methods
Journal name The Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1566-6379
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 26
Total pages 14
Editor Remenyi, D.
Place of publication Reading, UK
Publisher Academic Conferences
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Abstract: The development of Web applications is an important focus of the modern information enabled organization – whether the Web application development is in-house, outsourced, or purchased as ‘commercial-off-the-shelf’ (COTS) software. Traditionally Web application development has been delivered via the dominant waterfall system. The waterfall system relies upon well-defined governance structures, linear phases, gating, and extensive reporting and sign-off documentation. An increasing number of development stakeholders criticise the waterfall system for web application development. The criticisms include a disproportionate focus on governance and process at the direct expense of flexibility and, most importantly, reduced productivity. One consequence of these criticisms is the increasing adoption of Web application development via agile-system methods. This agile-system approach centres upon smaller design teams, fewer development phases, and shorter development time tables.
Keyword project management
information systems management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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