Information Systems Development as Flowing Wholeness



This paper asserts that ISD should be understood as a continuous and holistic process. To support this view, ISD is analyzed in light of the current challenges of permanent business model innovation and of the ensuing pressures on the fast, but controlled, adjustment of the supporting information systems. In a context of growing complexity, increased interaction between people, departments and enterprises, wide availability of heterogeneous enterprise software applications that call for integration, and concerns about the preservation of legacy, the need of completely new approaches to ISD becomes absolute. This paper describes an approach we have developed to this end, and shows how it can be used to fulfill the aim of continuous and holistic ISD.


Information Systems Design


IFIP WG8.2 Conference, July 2001

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Year 2007 : 1 citations

 Roost, M., Rava, K. and Veskioja, T. (2007) "Supporting self-development in service oriented information systems", Proceedings of the 7th Conference on 7th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Informatics and Communications, Athens, Greece, pp. 52-57.

Year 2005 : 1 citations

 M. Roost, R. Kuusik, K. Rava, T. Veskioja, "A Model of Information Systems Development for Learning Virtual Organizations", Information Systems Development Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, (13th international conference on Information Systems Development, ISD'2004 Vilnius, Lithuania, 9-11. September 2004), edited by O. Vasilecas, A. Caplinskas etc. Springer, ISBN-10: 0-87-25026-3; ISBN-13: 978-0387-25026-7, 2005. pp. 315-325

Year 2004 : 2 citations

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 M. Roost, R. Kuusik, K. Rava, T. Veskioja, "Enterprise Information System Strategic Analysis And Development: Forming Information System Development Space For Enterprise", Transactions on Engineering, Computing and Technology, V1, December 2004, ISSN 1305-5313, pp.215-219.