The Resource Development effectiveness : strategies for IS organizational transition, by Vaughan Merlyn, John Parkinson ; with Bob Phillips and Roy Youngman

Development effectiveness : strategies for IS organizational transition, by Vaughan Merlyn, John Parkinson ; with Bob Phillips and Roy Youngman

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Development effectiveness : strategies for IS organizational transition
Title
Development effectiveness
Title remainder
strategies for IS organizational transition
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by Vaughan Merlyn, John Parkinson ; with Bob Phillips and Roy Youngman
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eng
Summary
In an intensely competitive global economy marked by the rapid emergence of new players, products, and services, there's more pressure than ever on information services organizations to provide low-cost, rapidly developed systems to meet the complex, changing needs of their companies. These greater expectations come at a time when the usefulness of current information systems has been severely questioned and the ability of IS organizations to respond more effectively has been hampered by sharp reductions in money and manpower. This latest volume in the groundbreaking Ernst & Young Information Management Series demonstrates how IS managers and other key personnel can create a more productive IS environment by applying the principles of "development effectiveness" to information technology strategies. Development Effectiveness shows how this new cost-effective approach ultimately wins the support of even the most resistant IS personnel. It allows for a successful transition from the current problematic state of most IS organizations to a desired future state in which IS becomes a full partner in helping users meet today's business challenges. Development Effectiveness first details the problems common to IS environments and it also highlights the leading practices of those organizations that are setting new standards for information systems development performance. Development Effectiveness helps lay the foundation for making IS organizations more productive. The book shows how TQM and business process reengineering can be applied within IS and how TQM and organizational change management principles support an appropriate planning framework. It also discusses the process of designing a high-performance IS development organization that gets essential work done while providing enough flexibility to meet changing work needs. The book tackles two of the thorniest obstacles to an effective transition - the strong resistance to change within the organization and the hard task of justifying the costs of the new IS environment. Without blinking, it offers surefire methods designed to overcome barriers to change and management techniques to help sustain change initiatives. Development Effectiveness describes the overall transition framework - preparing for, planning, and managing actual transition projects. It provides an organization with the tools to assess its current position and its readiness and ability to change, as well as a model that incorporates the essential features of an effective and continuously improving development environment. Development Effectiveness doesn't provide any easy answers or "silver bullets." What it does offer today's IS organization is a solid, realistic framework for ensuring that companies are constantly armed with the information they need to prevail in a rapidly changing global environment
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Merlyn, Vaughan
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD30.213
LC item number
.M47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1950-
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  • Parkinson, John
  • Phillips, Bob
  • Youngman, Roy
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  • Management information systems
  • Information resources management
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Total quality management
  • Information resources management
  • Management information systems
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Total quality management
  • Management informatiesystemen
  • Informatiebronnen
  • Organisatieontwikkeling
  • Managementinformationssystem
Label
Development effectiveness : strategies for IS organizational transition, by Vaughan Merlyn, John Parkinson ; with Bob Phillips and Roy Youngman
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Current State of IS Development and Pointers for the Future. 1. How We Got Here -- Information Systems Development and Attempts to Improve Performance. 2. Leading Practices -- And Where They Still Fall Short. 3. Characteristics of High-Performance IS Organizations -- pt. II. Key Issues in Organizational Transition. 4. Total Quality and Process Orientation in Information Systems Development. 5. Organizational Design for Systems Delivery Effectiveness. 6. Why the Management of Change Matters. 7. Commitment and Justification -- pt. III. A Framework for Transition. 8. Getting Ready. 9. Planning for and Managing Transition. 10. Transition Through Action: The Pathfinder Process. 11. Living with the Future: Internalizing Continuous Improvement
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780471589549
Lccn
93006045
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28665447
  • (OCoLC)ocm28665447
Label
Development effectiveness : strategies for IS organizational transition, by Vaughan Merlyn, John Parkinson ; with Bob Phillips and Roy Youngman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Current State of IS Development and Pointers for the Future. 1. How We Got Here -- Information Systems Development and Attempts to Improve Performance. 2. Leading Practices -- And Where They Still Fall Short. 3. Characteristics of High-Performance IS Organizations -- pt. II. Key Issues in Organizational Transition. 4. Total Quality and Process Orientation in Information Systems Development. 5. Organizational Design for Systems Delivery Effectiveness. 6. Why the Management of Change Matters. 7. Commitment and Justification -- pt. III. A Framework for Transition. 8. Getting Ready. 9. Planning for and Managing Transition. 10. Transition Through Action: The Pathfinder Process. 11. Living with the Future: Internalizing Continuous Improvement
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 390 pages
Isbn
9780471589549
Lccn
93006045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28665447
  • (OCoLC)ocm28665447

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