Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management

Articles from Vol. 2, Annual

A Generic Agent Framework to Support the Various Software Project Management Processes
Introduction Software Project Management (SPM) has become a critical task in many organisations. Managing software projects is a complex task, further complicated by a continued increase in the size and complexity of the software-intensive system....
A Methodology for Increasing Business Process Maturity in Public Sector
Introduction The need for business process improvement in public sector has been recognized many times. In 1990, during the period of many business process reengineering (BPR) projects, e.g. US government organizations went through the reform initiative...
An Evolutionary Software Project Management Maturity Model for Mauritius
Introduction There is ample evidence that the inherent principles of project management have been practiced already for thousands of years (Kwak, 2003). The results are that many human achievements, for example the pyramids of Egypt and the Great...
An Improved Assessment of Personality Traits in Software Engineering
Introduction Software projects often involve composition of teams to handle different tasks within the software project. Each team is then charged with role or task that represents part of the total job to be carried out. The major objective of...
Approach to Building and Implementing Business Intelligence Systems
Introduction Socio-economic reality of contemporary organisations has made organisations face some necessity to look for instruments that would facilitate effective acquiring, processing and analysing vast amounts of data that come from different...
Criteria for the Evaluation of Business Process Simulation Tools
Introduction In a period of continuous change in global business environments, organisations, large and small, are finding it increasingly difficult to deal with, and adjust to the demands for such change. To accomplish business process change (BPC),...
Driving Creativity: Extending Knowledge Management into the Multinational Corporation
Introduction As companies strive to achieve competitive advantage, it is imperative for firms to reflect on their historical competitive strengths that initially drove the early creativity processes that sustained their evolution and led to their...
Experiences in Building and Using Decision-Support Systems in Postgraduate University Courses
Introduction The concept of Decision Support Systems (DSS) has been around since the late 1960s (Power, 2003) and in recent years these systems have become increasingly important in business. As would be expected, a great deal has been written about...
Information Retrieval Systems: A Human Centered Approach
Introduction Top Universities offer a high quality, in depth education to Engineers and Computer Scientists, regarding the intricate technical details of electronics, microprocessors, computing systems design and algorithms development. These graduates...
Integrated Information Systems-A Challenge for Long-Term Digital Preservation
Introduction Information technology in combination with changes in organizational structures and forms for work has led to an increasing amount of information. In addition totally new forms of information and records are created. Although paper-bound...
The Technology Ownership and Information Acquisition Habits of HBCU Freshmen
Introduction Information literacy is the ability to collect, evaluate, assemble, reflect upon, and use information in order to learn and inform problem-solving and decision making (Bruce, 2003). Technological literacy which is increasingly being...
Towards a Methodology to Elicit Tacit Domain Knowledge from Users
'Tacit knowledge,' according to (Blandford & Rugg, 2002) is, 'knowledge which is not accessible to introspection via any elicitation technique.' The reason for not being able to gain easy access to this deep level of knowledge is because it...
Towards Network Perspective of Intraorganizational Learning: Bridging the Gap between Acquisition and Participation Perspective
Introduction Organizational learning has emerged as one of the most promising concepts in strategic management literature in late 1980s in relation to the concept of competitive advantage. Nevertheless, the concept of organizational learning stretches...
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