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Agile Information Systems Conceptualization, Construction, and Management

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ISBN-10: 0750682353

ISBN-13: 9780750682350

Edition: 2007

Authors: Kevin C. Desouza

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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 agileinformation systems for improved organizational performance, etc.) *First book to address the hot topic of agile information systems *Contributions break new ground and provide concrete applications for practice *Contributors include highly respected academics from around the world
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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Kevin C. Desouza is the director of the Metropolitan Institute and an associate professor at the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.

Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Strategizing for agility: Confronting information systems inflexibility in dynamic environments
Agile information systems for agile decision making
The logic of knowledge: KM principles support agile systems
Producing and consuming agility
Business agility: Need, readiness and alignment with IT-strategies
Achieving economic returns from IS support for strategic flexibility: The roles of firm-specific, complementary organizational culture and structure
Balancing stability and flexibility: The case of the California Energy Commission
Enabling strategic agility through agile information systems: The roles of loose coupling and web services oriented architecture
Agile information systems as a double dream
Degrees of agility: Implications for information systems design and firm strategy
Integration management for heterogeneous Information Systems
Investigating the role of information systems in contributing to the agility of modern supply chains
Clumsy Information Systems: A critical review of Enterprise Systems
Enterprise information systems and the preservation of agility
Interpretative flexibility and hosted ERP systems
Agile drivers, capabilities and value: An over-arching assessment framework for systems development
Vigilant information systems: The Western digital experience
Coors Brewing point of sale application suite: An agile development project
Organizational agility with mobile ICT? The case of London Black Cab Work
Co-evolution and Co-design of agile organizations and information systems through agent-based modeling