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The Emergence of Information Infrastructure Risk Management in IT Services
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Lars Öbrand,Nils-Petter Augustsson,Jonny Holmström,Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 4904-4913
Failure to understand, identify, and manage risk is often cited as a major cause of IT problems. While the project is the preferred level of analysis in most IT risk management research, IT is becoming increasingly infrastructural, and there is therefore a...
Survival Patterns in Fast-Moving Software Organizations
Found in: IEEE Software
By Lena Holmberg, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:November 2001
pp. 51-55
To survive, fast-moving software organizations must respond quickly to changing market needs and technological options as well as deliver high-quality products and services at competitive prices. They must therefore constantly improve their capabilities. T...
Managing Risks: Post-Merger Integration of Information Systems
Found in: IT Professional
By Maria Alaranta,Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 30-40
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) require organizations to blend together different information system (IS) configurations. Unfortunately, less than 50 percent of M&A's achieve their goals, with IS integration being a major problem. Here, the ...
Managing Requirements Risks in IT Projects
Found in: IT Professional
By Lars Mathiassen,Tuure Tuunanen
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 40-47
IT professionals must navigate an increasingly complex requirements landscape. Presented here is a process for identifying, analyzing, and mitigating requirements risks throughout the project life cycle. The authors illustrate its use in a case study for a...
A Process for Managing Risks in Distributed Teams
Found in: IEEE Software
By John Stouby Persson, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 20-29
Distributed software projects represent particular risks that need careful managerial attention. The authors present a process for managing the risks that apply to distributed team structures. The process is based on the current literature on distributed t...
Combining Perceptions and Prescriptions in Requirements Engineering Process Assessment: An Industrial Case Study
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
By Nannette P. Napier, Lars Mathiassen, Roy D. Johnson
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 593-606
Requirements engineering (RE) is a key discipline in software development and several methods are available to help assess and improve RE processes. However, these methods rely on prescriptive models of RE; they do not, like other disciplines within softwa...
Managing Slowdown in Improvement Projects
Found in: IEEE Software
By Anna Börjesson Sandberg, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 84-89
Unaware of the consequences, busy managers and senior engineers often behave in ways that hamper progress in improvement projects. Change agents easily become frustrated when key colleagues are late to meetings, delay responding to requests for information...
Five Keys to Project Knowledge Sharing
Found in: IT Professional
By Stacie Petter, Lars Mathiassen, Vijay Vaishnavi
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 42-46
Here are the answers to a few questions that can help guide your tool selection for knowledge sharing across software projects.
The Role of Perceived Control, Attention-Shaping, and Expertise in IT Project Risk Assessment
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Stephen Du, Mark Keil, Lars Mathiassen, Yide Shen, Amrit Tiwana
Issue Date:January 2006
pp. 192c
This study investigates how individuals assess risks in IT development projects under different conditions. We focus on three conditions: the perceived control over the IT project, the use of an attention-shaping tool, and the expertise of the individual c...
The Influence of Checklists and Roles on Software Practitioner Risk Perception and Decision-Making
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Mark Keil, Lei Li, Lars Mathiassen, Guangzhi Zheng
Issue Date:January 2006
pp. 229b
This paper investigates: (1) the influence of risk checklists on software practitioner risk perception and decision-making, and (2) the influence of role (inside project manager vs. outside consultant) on software practitioner risk perception and decision-...
Managing Change in Software Process Improvement
Found in: IEEE Software
By Lars Mathiassen, Ojelanki K. Ngwenyama, Ivan Aaen
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 84-91
When software managers initiate SPI, most are ill prepared for the scale and complexity of the organizational change involved. Although they typically know how to deal with large software projects, few managers have sufficient experience with projects that...
The Role of Networks and Networking in Bringing Software Methods to Practice
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Lars Mathiassen, Lasse Vogelsang
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 256b
The complex and problematic relationship between software development methods and practices is well documented. Methods are difficult to adopt, there are several barriers towards successfully bringing methods to practice, and practices are by the end of th...
The Dynamics of Knowledge in Systems Development Practice
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Lars Mathiassen, Keld Pedersen
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 233a
This research investigates the complex dynamics between knowledge creation and sharing in systems development. Quantitative and qualitative data from a project are interpreted drawing upon concepts from knowledge management and organizational learning. The...
Successful Process Implementation
Found in: IEEE Software
By Anna Börjesson, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 36-44
Traditional approaches to measuring software process improvement are typically lengthy, data intensive, and cost prohibitive. A simple indicator, the extent to which engineering practices change, can provide enough information to guide initiatives toward s...
Lessons from Implementing a Software Metrics Program
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Jakob Iversen, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 2000
pp. 7040
Software process improvement is seen by many as a viable strategy for overcoming the software crisis. It is, however, difficult to determine the actual effect of such improvement efforts. This paper reports from an organization that is implementing a softw...
Improving the Customer-Supplier Relation in IT Development
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Gro Bjerknes, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 2000
pp. 4044
A growing number of IT organizations pursue a systematic strategy to mature their software operation. These efforts have severe implications for their customers or clients both in terms of opportunities and challenges. As a consequence a number of customer...
Process Mass Customization in a Global Software Firm
Found in: IEEE Software
By Anna Sandberg,Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 1
Although process technology has become widely adopted across the industry, software engineering remains a complex activity. Software firms must therefore ensure managers and engineers can easily tailor software processes to meet specific needs. However, wh...
Coordination Problems and Method Features
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Birgitte Krogh, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 1998
pp. 333
Michael Jackson's problem frame concept is used to discuss the usability of different method features to design coordination mechanisms. Based on coordination theory and a case we identify three specific coordination frames-the simple coordination frame, t...
The future of our profession
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Bo Dahlbom, Lars Mathiassen
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 80-89
The online Risks Forum has long been a hotbed for discussions of the relative merits of openness relating to the dissemination of knowledge about security vulnerabilities. The debate has now been rekindled, and is summarized here.