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An analysis of the usage of systems development methods in South Africa

Show simple item record Erlank, S Pelteret, D Meskin, M 2018-05-24T14:18:55Z 2018-05-24T14:18:55Z 1991
dc.identifier.citation Erlank S, Pelteret D & Meskin M (1991) An analysis of the usage of systems development methods in South Africa. South African Computer Journal. Number 4, 1991 en
dc.identifier.issn 2313-7835
dc.description.abstract The systems development process is commonly described in terms of a System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). There is a wide range of tools and techniques available to the system developer, and these are typically used for different activities at different stages of the life cycle. Some of these tools have been the focus of much research but are not widely used in practice. Others are widely used, but ignored in the literature. Many of the traditional tools have been incorporated into so-called systems development methodologies, while others have fallen into disuse over time. For many organisations, the extent of automation of a tool will dictate its effectiveness in developing systems. This exploratory study examines the incidence of usage of tools and techniques for systems development in South Africa. The findings of the study are compared to those of previous researchers to ascertain whether some stages of the SDLC are neglected, and to compare the South African situation to the international environment. The implications of these findings for structured methodologies and CASE are discussed. en
dc.language en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists en
dc.subject System analysis en
dc.subject Systems design en
dc.subject Methodologies en
dc.subject CASE en
dc.subject Systems development en
dc.title An analysis of the usage of systems development methods in South Africa en
dc.type Article en

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