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A Components Oriented Method for Evaluation of e-Government Information Systems Agility

Author Affiliations

  • 1LIMOSE Laboratory, Computer Sci. Dept., Faculty of Sciences, University of M’hamed Bougara Boumerdès (UMBB), Boumerdès-ALGERIA
  • 2 Institute of Services Science, Centre Universitaire d’Informatique, University of Geneva (CUI), Battelle, Bâtiment A, Route de Drize 7, CH-1227 Carouge , Geneva- SWITZERLAND

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 57-65, July,2 (2013)


A key emerging area of research in e-government is that of agility of its information systems. This because in a continuously changing political and societal environment, the systems need to be continually improved in order to accommodate unanticipated changes and evolutions. To respond to this need, policy executors are paying increasing attention to agile information systems. Evaluation of these systems agility is of critical importance; it gives measure of their readiness for change; and it may be considered as a sort of diagnosis that identifies less or non agile areas of the system on which work must be focused. This paper is in this scope and it deals with a method for evaluation of e-government Information Systems agility. This method is based on methods engineering domain; thus, it is built in the form of method components. Each component presents appropriate guidelines that realize an intention/activity within the overall evaluation process. The research methodology followed in this work is the interpretive approach based on in-depth case-studies which is widely accepted in the validation research in Information Systems domain including the Electronic government area (E-government).


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