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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – Managing IS implementation

Readings of the Week: Brown – Managing understandings – niche marketing Orlikowski & Hofman – Improvisational model Presentation: Managing the IS design & development process Minutes of the Class: Week 10’s lecture, as with other recent weeks was in three … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – Issues in IS implementation

Readings of the Week: Grey – The fetish of change Walsham – Chapter 10 Critique on Grey & Walsham papers Questions & Comments: “The most striking thing about change management is that it almost always fails” is clearly a line … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – Managing the IS design & development process

Readings of the week: Fitzgerald – Formalized systems development methodologies Sommerville – Software process models Hayes & Andrews – An Introduction to Agile Methods Wastell – The fetish of technique Presentation: Managing the IS design & development process Minutes of … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – The IS design & development process

Readings of the Week: Curtis, Knasner and Iscoe – Field Study Software Development Process Lyytinen & Robey – Learning failure in ISD Chaos report summary 2009 Questions & Comments: Lyytinen & Robey conclude that “learning from experience can be a … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Critique on Studying IS in Organisations

How does organisational change happen? Does it need a charismatic leader with a vision to trigger it or are there other forces at play responsible for activating this change. Using exciting real-life case studies, the readings for the week draws … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – IS Strategy & Evaluation

Readings of the Week: Mintzberg – Rise and fall of strategic planning Wilson & Howcroft – Power politics IS evaluation Walsham – Chapter 8 Questions & Comments: Mintzberg paper: Mintzberg’s concern with strategic planning is a valid one but I … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – Studying IS in organisations

Readings of the Week: Coombs et al – Culture, Control and Competition Walsham – Chapter 3 & 5 Tarun Rattan – Critique on Studying IS in Organisations Questions & Comments: Coombs paper: In Coombs et al (1992) paper, the NHS … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – IS and power in organisations

Readings of the Week: Bloomfield and Coombs – IT, Power and Control – Centralization Fincham and Rhodes – Power Questions & Comments: Fincham & Rhode’s paper: Fincham & Rhodes have mentioned that the individual selection either for promotion or a … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – IT as a cultural artefact

Readings of the Week: Gallivan and Srite – IT and Culture Robey and Azevedo – Cultural analysis of IT Questions & Comments: Gallivan’s paper: Gallivan & Strite started the paper accepting the need to define a more holistic view of … Continue reading

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MIS40640 – Managing Technology & Change: Cultural & Political Perspectives – Understanding IS in organisations theoretical and philosophical underpinnings

Readings of the Week: Orlikowski Iacona – The truth is not out there Robey (ICIS 95) – Theories that explain contradiction Questions & Comments: Orlikowski Paper Though enacted approach to IT claims to focus on human agency and its basic … Continue reading

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