Agile Information Systems: Conceptualization, Construction, and Management

Kevin C. Desouza

  • 出版商: Butterworth-Heineman
  • 出版日期: 2006-08-01
  • 定價: $1,980
  • 售價: 5.0$990
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 328
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0750682353
  • ISBN-13: 9780750682350
  • 相關分類: Agile Software
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This book presents cutting-edge research and thinking on agile information systems. The concept of agile information systems has gained strength over the last 3 years, coming into the MIS world from manufacturing, where agile manufacturing systems has been an important concept for several years now. The idea of agility is powerful: with competition so fierce today and the speed of business so fast, a company's ability to move with their customers and support constant changing business needs is more important than ever. Agile information systems: – have the ability to add, remove, modify, or extend functionalities with minimal penalties in terms of time, cost, and effort – have the ability to process information in a flexible manner – have the ability to accommodate and adjust to the changing needs of the end-users. This is the first book to bring together academic experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss how companies can create and deploy agile information systems. Contributors are well-regarded academics known to be on the cutting-edge of their fields. The Editor, Kevin Desouza, has organized the chapters under three categories: – discussion of the concept of agile information systems (i.e. defining agile information management, its attributes, antecedents, consequences, etc.) – discussion of information systems within the context of agility (i.e., descriptions of agile information systems and their attributes, how to build agile information systems, etc.) – discussion of organizational management issues in the context of agile information systems (i.e., how to prepare the organization for agile information systems, management of agile information systems for improved organizational performance, etc.)


Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements About the Editor About the Contributors 1. Strategizing for agility: Confronting information systems inflexibility in dynamic environments, Robert D. Galliers 2. Agile information systems for agile decision making, William B. Rouse 3. The logic of knowledge: KM principles support agile systems, William E. Halal 4. Producing and consuming agility, Anders M?rtensson 5. Business agility: Need, readiness and alignment with IT-strategies, Marcel van Oosterhout, Eric Waarts, Eric van Heck, and Jos van Hillegersberg 6. Achieving economic returns from IS support for strategic flexibility: The roles of firm-specific, complementary organizational culture and structure, Michael J. Zhang 7. Balancing stability and flexibility: The case of the California Energy Commission, Miguel Gabriel Custodio, Alan Thorogood, and Philip Yetton 8. Enabling strategic agility through agile information systems: The roles of loose coupling and web services oriented architecture, John G Mooney and Dale Ganley 9. Agile information systems as a double dream, Silvia Gherardi and Andrea Silli 10. Degrees of agility: Implications for information systems design and firm strategy, Tsz-Wai Lui and Gabriele Piccoli 11. Integration management for heterogeneous Information Systems, Joachim Schelp and Robert Winter 12. Investigating the role of information systems in contributing to the agility of modern supply chains, Adrian E. Coronado M. and Andrew C. Lyons 13. Clumsy Information Systems: A critical review of Enterprise Systems, Sue Newell, Erica L Wagner, and Gary David 14. Enterprise information systems and the preservation of agility, Anthony Wensley and Eveline van Stijn 15. Interpretative flexibility and hosted ERP systems, Sarah Cadili and Edgar A. Whitley 16. Agile drivers, capabilities and value: An over-arching assessment framework for systems development, Kieran Conboy and Brian Fitzgerald 17. Vigilant information systems: The Western digital experience, Bob Houghton, Omar A. El Sawy, Paul Gray, Craig Donegan, and Ashish Joshi 18. Coors Brewing point of sale application suite: An agile development project, Jack Buffington and Donald J. McCubbrey 19. Organizational agility with mobile ICT? The case of London Black Cab Work, Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood and Carsten S?rensen 20. Co-evolution and Co-design of agile organizations and information systems through agent-based modeling, Mark E. Nissen and Yan Jin



本書介紹了關於敏捷信息系統的尖端研究和思考。敏捷信息系統的概念在過去3年中逐漸增強,從製造業傳入MIS領域,敏捷製造系統在這幾年一直是一個重要的概念。敏捷的概念非常強大:在競爭如此激烈且商業速度如此快的今天,公司能夠與客戶同步並支持不斷變化的業務需求比以往任何時候都更加重要。敏捷信息系統具有以下特點:-能夠以最小的時間、成本和努力增加、刪除、修改或擴展功能-能夠以靈活的方式處理信息-能夠適應和調整最終用戶的不斷變化的需求。這是第一本匯集學術專家、研究人員和從業人員討論如何創建和部署敏捷信息系統的書籍。貢獻者是受人尊敬的學術界人士,他們在自己的領域中處於尖端地位。編輯Kevin Desouza將章節分為三個類別:-討論敏捷信息系統的概念(即定義敏捷信息管理、其特點、前因後果等)-討論敏捷信息系統的背景下的信息系統(即敏捷信息系統及其特點的描述,如何構建敏捷信息系統等)-討論敏捷信息系統背景下的組織管理問題(即如何為敏捷信息系統做好組織準備,管理敏捷信息系統以提高組織績效等)。


1. 為敏捷性制定策略:應對動態環境中的信息系統僵化,Robert D. Galliers
2. 敏捷信息系統支持敏捷決策,William B. Rouse
3. 知識的邏輯:知識管理原則支持敏捷系統,William E. Halal
4. 生產和消費的敏捷性,Anders M?rtensson
5. 商業敏捷性:需求、準備度和與IT戰略的一致性,Marcel van Oosterhout、Eric Waarts、Eric van Heck和Jos van Hillegersberg
6. 通過特定公司文化和結構的補充實現IS支持戰略靈活性的經濟回報,Michael J. Zhang
7. 平衡穩定性和靈活性:加利福尼亞能源委員會的案例,Miguel Gabriel Custodio、Alan Thorogood和Philip Yetton
8. 通過鬆散耦合和面向Web服務的架構實現戰略敏捷性的敏捷信息系統,John G Mooney和Dale Ganley
9. 敏捷信息系統作為一個雙重夢想,Silvia Gherardi和Andrea Silli
10. 敏捷程度:對信息系統設計和公司戰略的影響,Tsz-Wai Lui和Gabriele Piccoli
11. 異質信息系統的整合管理,Joachim Schelp和Robert Winter
12. 探討信息系統在促進現代供應鏈敏捷性中的作用,Adrian E. Coronado M.和Andrew C. Lyons
13. 笨拙的信息系統:企業系統的批判性評論,Sue Newell、Erica L Wagner和Gary David
14. 企業信息系統與敏捷性的保持,Anthony