1 User-Driven IT Innovation, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University2 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University
Experiences From an Effects Specifications WorkshopErfaringer fra en effekt-specifikations workshop
Abstract. We report on the initial findings of an exploratory action research study about effects specifications using the systems development method Effects-driven IT development. It is part of a larger IS pilot implementation project conducted in the Danish healthcare sector. Through interviews and a workshop we have identified and specified effects that comprise the basis for an evaluation of the project between several organisational agents with diverse professional backgrounds. Gathering organisational participants at a workshop with a common goal of discussing and prioritizing a finished list of effects has proved to be a valuable approach to create mutual learning process amongst the participants and the facilitators of the workshop. The challenges we experienced during the effects specification process were to balance a dichotomous focus between on one hand the visions of the participants and on the other hand the limitations of the IT artefact functionality to be evaluated.
Iris Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, 2011, p. 79-93