The Relationship Between Organizational Culture and the Deployment of Systems Development Methodologies

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This exploratory study analyzes the relationship between organizational culture and the deployment of systems development methodologies. Organizational culture is interpreted in terms of the competing values model and deployment as perceptions of the support, use, and impact of systems development methodologies. The results show that the deployment of methodologies by IS developers is primarily associated with a hierarchical culture that is oriented toward security, order, and routinization. IT managers’ critical attitudes of the deployment of methodologies in organizations with a strong rational culture (focusing on productivity, efficiency, and goal achievement) is also worth noting. Based on its empirical findings, the paper proposes a theoretical model to explain the impact of organizational culture on the deployment of systems development methodologies.
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Author Juhani Iivari and Magda Huisman
Year 2007
Volume 31
Issue 1
Keywords Systems development, software engineering, systems development methodology, organizational culture, competing values model, information systems developers, information technology managers
Page Numbers 35-58
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