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Improving the quality of collaboration requirements for information management through social networks analysis
Abstract The right choice of the method of organizaThe right choice of the method of organizational analysis to use is a key factor in the process of requirements analysis and specification of an information system. Although a high number of approaches of organizational analysis exist, the choice of the most appropriate option for each concrete case will influence the quality of the results obtained in the analysis of requirements and consequent specification. This paper presents a new way for organizational analysis to improve the quality of the requirements of systems that support information management and where collaboration is an important aspect. This is achieved through the application of the social network analysis approach, applied to refine, classify and prioritize the requirements for collaboration and information management in an organization. The paper begins by analysing shortly content management systems and wiki systems as IT platforms for collaboration and information management. After having described the method, a practical case of application of SNetCol method to an R&D institution is presented. The paper finishes by presenting the results of the evaluation of the two particular technological options considered for satisfying the specified requirements are described. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub The right choice of the method of organizaThe right choice of the method of organizational analysis to use is a key factor in the process of requirements analysis and specification of an information system. Although a high number of approaches of organizational analysis exist, the choice of the most appropriate option for each concrete case will influence the quality of the results obtained in the analysis of requirements and consequent specification. This paper presents a new way for organizational analysis to improve the quality of the requirements of systems that support information management and where collaboration is an important aspect. This is achieved through the application of the social network analysis approach, applied to refine, classify and prioritize the requirements for collaboration and information management in an organization. The paper begins by analysing shortly content management systems and wiki systems as IT platforms for collaboration and information management. After having described the method, a practical case of application of SNetCol method to an R&D institution is presented. The paper finishes by presenting the results of the evaluation of the two particular technological options considered for satisfying the specified requirements are described. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2006.10.003  +
Has author Sofia Pereira C. + , Soares Antonio +
Has extra keyword Computer-Supported Cooperative Work + , Information systems + , Information technology + , Requirements engineering + , Content management systems + , Social network analysis + , Wiki + , Information management +
Has keyword Analysis and specification of collaborative systems + , Content management systems + , Information management + , Social network analysis + , Wiki +
Issn 2684012  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 86–103  +
Published in International Journal of Information Management +
Title Improving the quality of collaboration requirements for information management through social networks analysis +
Type journal article  +
Volume 27  +
Year 2007 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 19:18:11  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 19:18:11  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2007  +
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