Systems Approach Applications for Developments in Information Technology

Systems Approach Applications for Developments in Information Technology

Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 391
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1562-5
ISBN13: 9781466615625|ISBN10: 1466615621|EISBN13: 9781466615632
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The intricate fields of information systems and information technology consist of innumerable interrelated facets from hardware to software and creators to end users. All systems inevitably encounter errors or problems, and as new solutions are found and created in today’s complex world of technology, it is essential to look at systems as complete entities when searching for solutions and answers.

Systems Approach Applications for Developments in Information Technology addresses the essential need to look at systems as a complete unit through using systems approach in the field of IT. This complete reference is designed for all information technology professionals to better understand their current jobs and future goals through the pivotal idea of systems approach as applied in software engineering, systems engineering, and complex systems.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Modeling
  • Interoperability
  • IT Project Management
  • Model-driven service engineering
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Research and Development
  • Software development life cycle
  • Systems approach
  • Systems Thinking
  • User-Centered Design
Reviews & Statements

The majority of chapters in this text apply Systems ideas as a means of understanding a variety of problems within the general heading of IT. The many applications of the ideas provide examples of the way in which Systems Thinking is being used in Information System and Information Technology development.

– Frank Stowell, University of Portsmouth, UK
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Frank Stowell is Emeritus Professor of Systems and Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth. He has a PhD in Organisational Change and his research centers around methods of participative design. He has supervised a number of research projects from modeling complex decision-making in mental health care, knowledge management, through to methods for client-led information systems development. He has been co-chair of a number of research council funded projects notably the Systems Practice for Managing Complexity project, designed to help managers address complex issues, which has developed into a self sustaining network. His latest publication The Managers Guide to Systems Practice (2012, Wiley Chichester) is a text written expressly with the kind of managers in mind who have attended the workshops over the past decade. The text deals with Systems ideas and models that are discussed as potential methods of addressing the complex issues encountered in the workplace. He is past President of the UK Academy of Information Systems and the UK Systems Society (http://www.ukss.org.uk/). He presently occupies the chair of the Council of Information Systems Professors and has recently joined the Board of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics. He has published papers and texts in the field and presented papers at a number of international conferences in Europe and the United States. Prior to his academic career he was employed by central government as a consultant within the Management Systems Development Group and has experience of defining and developing IT supported management information systems.
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