Managing Information Systems Change

Despite their efficiency in tactful problem-solving in the technical perspective of the system, these two critical aspects lack significantly in troubleshooting troublesome eventualities that often characterize the human component. As Loughman Fleck and Snipes, R. (2005) postulate an understanding of this aspect within the entire system is absolutely critical to successful corporate analysis as well as design. Even the most complex system, which lacks to address the human component, is bound to fail. As such, most proponents of system requirements bear evidence of the fact that integrating systems assessment as with information requirement techniques can maximize both technical as well as social components of corporate companies in redesign and re-engineering.There is a list of approaches for integrating information systems technology in an organization. These methodologies range from Ends/Means Analysis to Critical Success Factors (CSF) as well as Andersen’s Consulting (M-1), Nolan’s Stage Analysis and Business Systems Planning (BSP-IBM). In this study, the approach that is favored is Critical Success Factors (CSF). This approach has a central place in the development of information systems. It is highly dependent on the host organization for immense strategic implications. This approach of integrating Information systems within the organization hires a process that attempts to explicitly exemplify the principle areas that define both the management as well as the organization’s success. It calls upon the analyst as Rockart (1979) observes, to have a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial environment. This understanding will be the basis upon which the study will refer in motivating information from the organizations under study with regard to the important factors of success of the corporate companies in the U.K. The Critical Success Factors will also be the basis upon which the study will base its proposals for organizational re-engineering and ultimately issue forth future strategic plans.