How to Set Up Information Systems: A Non-Specialist's Guide to the Multiview Appproach / Edition 2

How to Set Up Information Systems: A Non-Specialist's Guide to the Multiview Appproach / Edition 2

by Simon Bell, Trevor Wood-Harper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1853839574

ISBN-13: 9781853839573

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A spectacular dialogue of the deaf has been on-going for many years. Information systems are as misunderstood today as they have been for a decade. The designers who make them, the managers who commission them and the stakeholders who use them consistently fail to communicate with each other resulting in the inevitable plethora of systems failures which appear in the

Overview

A spectacular dialogue of the deaf has been on-going for many years. Information systems are as misunderstood today as they have been for a decade. The designers who make them, the managers who commission them and the stakeholders who use them consistently fail to communicate with each other resulting in the inevitable plethora of systems failures which appear in the media every week.This book seeks to address the key problem of transforming organizational need into information systems delivery. Using understandable language, real world examples and user-focused tools and techniques it aims to deliver sustainable information systems in even the most complex contexts. This is important reading for all concerned with making information systems sustainable, especially professionals in IT. It should also be of interest to environment and development organizations, business schools and software developers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839573
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
2
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Information Systems and Organization
• What is Systems Analysis and Systems Design?
• The Role of the Systems Planner or Systems Analyst
• Selecting Planning and Development Tools
• The Human Activity System: Making a Model
• Information Modelling: Making a Workable System
• Technical and Social Needs: The Balance
• The Human-Computer Interface
• Technical Aspects: What is Needed?
• Total Design, Training, Hardware, Software and Implementation
• Glossary, Appendices, Further Reading, Index

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