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The Link between BPR, Evolutionary Delivery and Evolutionary Development

Johnson, Leslie, Stergiou, Maria (1997) The Link between BPR, Evolutionary Delivery and Evolutionary Development. In: Callaos, Nagib and Khoong, Chan Meng and Cohen, Eli, eds. SCI'97 Proceedings - World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 2. pp. 61-67. ISBN 980-07-4174-7. (KAR id:21477)


In this paper we intend to show how the challenges of managing a Business Process Reengineering (BPR) project are consistent with the ones of a Systems Development project. As traditional management techniques were no longer appropriate in the changing business environment, companies employed BPR to achieve elevated business performance. Similarly, as traditional systems development approaches delivered disappointing results, system developers experimented with other models, including Evolutionary Delivery and Evolutionary Development, in order to enable successful technology exploitation by businesses. Both these business and systems initiatives embrace elements of cultural change, management flexibility, empowerment, organisational readiness, and technology introduction in a changing environment. We will present the similarities of the two initiatives and show how progress in one initiative could contribute in the progress of the other.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: BPR, Evolutionary Delivery, Evolutionary Development, Meta-Models
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 17:33 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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Stergiou, Maria.

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