Supporting Knowledge exchange isn't Easy: Lessons Learnt from a Case Study

D.T. Pumareja, Tatiana Bondarouk, Nicolaas Sikkel

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A knowledge management system is introduced in a large insurance company. It is meant to become a virtual knowledge network for a group of insurance professionals. Despite the fact that the introduction was met with enthusiasm and user participation in the design was ensured, the system did not live up to the expectations. In this paper we investigate this failure by uncovering and analyzing the requirements engineering processes underlying the system’s conception, design and introduction. The demise of the system can be attributed to a lack of attention for the use context of the end users and a tendency in the development process to focus mostly on the technical solution instead of problem analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Resource Management Association International Conference (IRMA'03)
EditorsM. Kosrow-Pour
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIdea Group Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-59140-066-X
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Event14th IRMA International Conference 2003 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 18 May 200321 May 2003
Conference number: 14

Publication series

PublisherIdea Group Publishing


Conference14th IRMA International Conference 2003
CountryUnited States


  • SCS-Services
  • IR-45369
  • EWI-10507
  • METIS-212048

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