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Kreps, DGP, Richardson, H
2007
Unknown
Political Quarterly
IS success and failure: the problem of scale
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33
439
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In this article we consider Information Systems (IS) failure, and how social and technical factors combine and contribute to project setbacks. This is a timely re¯ection, given the turbulence and confusion facing what has been described as the largest non-military IT project in history Ðthe Connecting for Health (CfH) agenda part of the National Programme for IT in the NHS. Firstly, we catalogue some predecessors of CfH producing costly IT project failures. We then analyse `failures' in IS and discuss some theories put forward to contextualise failure. This then provides the framework for a more in-depth discussion of the CfH agenda. We discuss the way forward, suggesting that `joined-up-thinking' is necessary with the adoption of the government's own interoperability framework. We conclude with the message `think local, think modular', suggesting that good practice should be built on and that trust should be a key word for future IS project developments.In this article we consider Information Systems (IS) failure, and how social and technical factors combine and contribute to project setbacks. This is a timely re¯ection, given the turbulence and confusion facing what has been described as the largest non-military IT project in history Ðthe Connecting for Health (CfH) agenda part of the National Programme for IT in the NHS. Firstly, we catalogue some predecessors of CfH producing costly IT project failures. We then analyse `failures' in IS and discuss some theories put forward to contextualise failure. This then provides the framework for a more in-depth discussion of the CfH agenda. We discuss the way forward, suggesting that `joined-up-thinking' is necessary with the adoption of the government's own interoperability framework. We conclude with the message `think local, think modular', suggesting that good practice should be built on and that trust should be a key word for future IS project developments.
1467-923X1467-923X
http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17944/http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17944/
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Humanities in Context