Developing Web Information Systems

From Strategy to Implementation

Edited by

  • David Avison, BA, MSc, PhD, FBCS, ESSEC Business School, Paris, France
  • Bob Wood, GEMISIS Professor of Information Technology, and Associate Dean (Research), for the Faculty of Business and Informatics, University of Salford
  • Trevor Wood-Harper, Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Information Systems Research institute (ISRI), University of Salford, UK, and Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of South Australia, Adelaide


  • Richard Vidgen, School of Management, University of Bath

Developing Web Information Systems brings together traditional system development methods that have been taught for many years on information systems and computer science courses with web/e-commerce development. It is the first book to bring together IS development and the web applications in a thorough and systematic way. There is a running case study that illustrates web IS development from start to finish. The case is easy to understand (a theatre) and results in a working web application. Most, if not all, analysis and design texts fall short of making that step into software.The book draws heavily on practical experiences of web-based IS development resulting from commercial system development, so as well as appealing to students and academics, it will also interest practitioners. The coverage of data management and e-business strategy gives the book the broader scope essential for understanding IS development properly in an Internet context.
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BSc Computer Science/Information Systems (systems analysis and design) and BSc e-commerce coursesMSc Information Systems (systems analysis, design and implementation) and MSc e-commerce/business courses


Book information

  • Published: September 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5763-1


Very useful introduction to systems methodologies exploring how the web environment differs from traditional approaches Lecturer, University of Glamorgan

Table of Contents

Preface; Information System Development; Internet-Based Information Systems; Web IS Development Methodology - WISDM; E-Business Strategy; Systems Thinking; Soft Systems Methodology; IS modelling with UML; Designing for User Satisfaction; Information Analysis; Technical Design; Software System Construction; Web Information Management; Reflections on WISDM; Appendix A. Barchester Playhouse Case Study; Appendix B. Research Student Admissions Case Study; Appendix C. Internet Resources; Index