Accession Number : ADA132998

Title :   The Determination of User Information Requirements during the Development of Management Information Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gardella,Paul Richard , Jr

PDF Url : ADA132998

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : One of the major causes for the failure of Management Information Systems (MIS) is that these do not satisfy the user's information requirements. This, in turn, is most often caused by the fact that those requirements are difficult to obtain accurately and completely. Simply asking the user what he needs is inadequate. This thesis reviews the Information Requirements Analysis literature, briefly describing some of the techniques available for determining the users' information requirements. It then reports on a survey which attempted to investigate the degree to which the extensive MIS literature involving information requirements determination has had practical impact on the way in which MIS's are actually developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *User needs, *Data management, Requirements, Methodology, Planning, Failure, Systems analysis, Iterations, Surveys, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE