Unintended effects of dependencies in source code on the flexibility of IT in organizations

Deborah Tarenskeen, Rogier Van de Wetering, René Bakker

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Abstract

This study links business requirements and adaptability of existing software systems. Organizations expect flexibility of IT with regard to business requirements. We hypothesize that the flexibility of business requirements is difficult in IT systems, because of software dependencies in the way domain knowledge is implemented. In this paper, we, therefore, explore how Business requirements have been implemented in the source code of three open source healthcare systems. Outcomes suggest that a tight interdependency of business terminology and functionality in source code hides business requirements from view and thereby hinders IT flexibility on higher levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAnnals of Computer Science and Information Systems
EditorsMaria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherPolish Information Processing Society
Pages87-94
Number of pages8
Volume17
ISBN (Electronic)9788395235702
ISBN (Print)9788395235719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFederated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 9 Sep 201812 Sep 2018
https://fedcsis.org/2018/

Conference

ConferenceFederated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
Abbreviated titleFedCSIS 2018
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
Period9/09/1812/09/18
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    Tarenskeen, D., Wetering, R. V. D., & Bakker, R. (2018). Unintended effects of dependencies in source code on the flexibility of IT in organizations. In M. Ganzha, L. A. Maciaszek, & M. Paprzycki (Eds.), Communication Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems: Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems (Vol. 17, pp. 87-94). Polish Information Processing Society. https://doi.org/10.15439/2018F93