Information System Development Failure and Complexity: A Case Study

Information System Development Failure and Complexity: A Case Study

Abou Bakar Nauman (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan), Romana Aziz (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan) and A. F.M Ishaq (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-183-4.ch010
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Abstract

This chapter examines the causes of failure in a Web-based information system development project and finds out how complexity can lead a project towards failure. Learning from an Information System Development Project (ISDP) failure plays a key role in the long-term success of any organization desirous of continuous improvement via evaluation and monitoring of its information systems (IS) development efforts. This study reports on a seemingly simple (but only deceptively so) failed ISDP to inform the reader about the various complexities involved in ISDPs in general, and in developing countries in particular. An existing framework from contemporary research is adopted to map the complexities found in the project under study and the critical areas, which lead to the decreased reliability and failure in Web-based information system development, are highlighted.

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Preface
Moh’d A. Radaideh
Acknowledgments
Moh’d A. Radaideh, Hayder Al-Ameed
Chapter 1
Moh’d A. Radaideh, Hayder Al-Ameed
With the advancement of computer technologies and the World Wide Web, there has been an explosion in the amount of available e-services, most of... Sample PDF
Database High Availability: An Extended Survey
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Chapter 2
R.Todd Stephens
This chapter examines the critical task of governing the Web application environment with enterprise metadata methodologies. As organizations move... Sample PDF
Enterprise Metadata for Reliable Web Applications
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Chapter 3
Oliver Braun, Günter Schmidt
We present a reliable application architecture and a corresponding system architecture of a system for personal financial planning. The application... Sample PDF
Architecture of an Information System for Personal Financial Planning
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Chapter 4
Brian Goodman, Maheshwar Inampudi, James Doran
In this chapter, we introduce five practices to help build scalable, resilient Web applications. In 2004, IBM launched its expertise location... Sample PDF
Approaches to Building High Performance Web Applications: A Practical Look at Availability, Reliability, and Performance
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Chapter 5
Arthur Tatnall, Alex Pliaskin
This chapter describes the development and ultimate demise of the Bizewest portal in the Western Region of Melbourne, Australia. We argue that no... Sample PDF
The Demise of a Business-to-Business Portal
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Chapter 6
Yih-Jiun Lee
This chapter introduces a Web services-based virtual organization solution, which is designed to enhance the security performance of WSGrid. WSGrid... Sample PDF
A Security Solution for Web-Services Based Grid Application
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Chapter 7
Thomas Biskup, Nils Heyer, Jorge Marx Gómez
This chapter introduces Hyperservices as a unified application model for Semantic Web frameworks, and proposes Conceptual Model-Driven Software... Sample PDF
Conceptual Model Driven Software Development (CMDSD) as a Catalyst Methodology for Building Sound Semantic Web Frameworks
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Chapter 8
Pablo Galdámez
This chapter proposes a software architecture to enhance the availability of Web-based applications at a reasonable cost. The architecture is... Sample PDF
Automatic Replication for Web Applications
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Chapter 9
M. Adel Serhani, Elarbi Badidi, Mohamed Vall O. Mohamed-Salem
As Web services are growing rapidly and as their adoption by a large number of business organizations is increasing, scalability and performance... Sample PDF
A Scalable QoS-Aware Web Services Management Architecture (QoSMA)
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Chapter 10
Abou Bakar Nauman, Romana Aziz, A. F.M Ishaq
This chapter examines the causes of failure in a Web-based information system development project and finds out how complexity can lead a project... Sample PDF
Information System Development Failure and Complexity: A Case Study
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Chapter 11
Tapati Bandopadhyay, Pradeep Kumar
The concept of presence was initially associated with an instant messaging service, allowing an end user to recognize the presence of a peer online... Sample PDF
SLA Monitoring of Presence-Enabled Services: A New Approach Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
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Chapter 12
Abid Abdelouahab, Fouad Mohammed Abbou, Ewe Hong Tat, Toufik Taibi
To exploit the unprecedented opportunities offered by the E-Service Applications, businesses and users alike would need a highly-available... Sample PDF
All-Optical Internet: Next-Generation Network Infrastructure for E-Service Applications
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