The Making of Information Systems: Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World by Karl E. KurbelThe Making of Information Systems: Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World by Karl E. Kurbel

The Making of Information Systems: Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized World

byKarl E. Kurbel

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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Information systems (IS) are the backbone of any organization today, supporting all major business processes.

This book deals with the question: how do these systems come into existence? It gives a comprehensive coverage of managerial, methodological and technological aspects including:

  • Management decisions before and during IS development, acquisition and implementation
  • Project management
  • Requirements engineering and design using UML
  • Implementation, testing and customization
  • Software architecture and platforms
  • Tool support (CASE tools, IDEs, collaboration tools)

The book takes into account that for most organizations today, inhouse development is only one of several options to obtain an IS. A good deal of IS development has moved to software vendors - be it domestic, offshore or multinational software firms. Since an increasing share of this work is done in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa, the making of information systems is discussed within a global context.

Title:The Making of Information Systems: Software Engineering and Management in a Globalized WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:591 pages, 26 × 19.3 × 0.07 inShipping dimensions:26 × 19.3 × 0.07 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642098169

ISBN - 13:9783642098161

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Table of Contents

The Digital Firm.- Managing the Making of Information Systems.- Information Systems Architecture.- Developing Information Systems.- Analysis and Design.- Implementation and Testing.- Implementing Standard Software.- Software Project Management.- Tooling Support for ISD.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Kurbel . has succeeded in writing a book that collects a wealth of information on software engineering without being a traditional software engineering book. Nearly all aspects of the practice of software engineering are presented here. . This book is useful for software developers and managers who need an updated, comprehensive view of the spectrum of software engineering methods and is a good reference for a graduate course on software engineering and information systems. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (L. Benedicenti, Choice, Vol. 46 (5), January, 2009)