Three problems of organizational memory information systems development

Fons Wijnhoven, Kees van Slooten

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    Organizational memory information systems have a diversity of contents and may need a variety of information technologies. To cope with this diversity, OMIS requires specific development methodological guidelines. First the OMIS's objectives have to be stated in organizational functional requirements. Second, the conceptual OMIS model has to be defined at a high level in terms of organizational memory subsystems, and a diversity of modelling techniques are required to develop these subsystems. An OMIS also may profit more from a description of its technological and organizational infrastructure than from a business-led architecture definition. An OMIS needs clear role definitions of its stakeholders, an organizational (improvisational) change scenario, and a non-linear systems procurement scenario. Much of OMIS development happens in its use-stage. Consequently OMIS development has to cope with high levels of complexity, diversityand organizational and IT developments. Several suggestions for further research complete the paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKnowledge mapping & management
    EditorsDon White
    Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
    PublisherIRM Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9781931777346
    ISBN (Print)9781931777179
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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