For the last two decades, IS researchers have conducted empirical studies leading to a better understanding of the impact of Systems Analysis and Design methods in business, managerial, and cultural contexts. SA&D research has established a balanced focus not only on technical issues, but also on organizational and social issues in the information society..This volume presents the very latest, state-of-the-art research by well-known figures in the field. The chapters are grouped into three categories: techniques, methodologies, and approaches.
This work provides a comprehensive overview of research and practical issues relating to component-based development information systems (CBIS). Spanning the organizational, developmental, and technical aspects of the subject, the original research included here provides fresh insights into successful CBIS technology and application. Part I covers component-based development methodologies and system architectures. Part II analyzes different aspects of managing component-based development. Part III investigates component-based development versus commercial off-the-shelf products (COTS), including the selection and trading of COTS products.