Sensing Attributes of an Agile Information System


Information Systems (IS) agility is a current topic of interest in the IS industry. The study follows up on the work on the definition of the construct of IS agility which is defined as the ability of IS to sense a change in real time; diagnose it in real time; and select and execute an action in real time. It explores the attributes for sensing in an Agile Information System. A set of attributes was initially derived using the practitioner literature and then refined using interviews with practitioners. Their importance and validity were established using a survey of the industry. All attributes derived from this study were deemed pertinent for sensing in an agile information system. Dimensions underlying these attributes were identified using Exploratory Factor Analysis. This list of attributes can form the basis for assessing and establishing sensing mechanisms to increase IS agility.

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Pankaj, P. , Hyde, M. and Ramaprasad, A. (2013) Sensing Attributes of an Agile Information System. Intelligent Information Management, 5, 150-161. doi: 10.4236/iim.2013.55016.

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