Investigating the perceptions of failure and success in information systems.

Drevin, Lynette and Dalcher, Darren (2010) Investigating the perceptions of failure and success in information systems. In: 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development, August 25 - 27, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


Many Information Systems can be viewed as underperforming when they fail to meet expectations or deliver value to customers. In order to try and un-derstand why these problems occur we apply narrative methods in the IS domain, taking into account the stories that different groups of actors tell regarding their experiences of the development and use of new information systems. This paper presents the perspectives of multiple actors regarding success/failure and problems encountered in developing and using information systems from their experiences. Qualitative approaches are followed to gather, analyze and interpret the rich, multi-voiced and incoherent generated stories of stakeholders involved in software systems. It is shown that the antenarrative approach that is employed in this study can produce deeper insights into the experience world of involved actors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 6918
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Depositing User: Prof Darren Dalcher
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22

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