A Case for Holistic, Multicriteria Benefit Analysis

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title = "A Case for Holistic, Multicriteria Benefit Analysis",
abstract = "This paper discusses the ways in which a critical systemic approach to systems analysis can provide support for a holistic, multicriteria benefits analysis. It highlights the importance of inquiry into the nature and boundaries of a perceived organizational problem space, taking into account unique perspectives of the living, engaged actors who desire beneficial change in their working systems. The role of the IS professional within a collaborative inquiry is explored, taking into account creation of relevant methodological frameworks (in contrast to uncritical, rigorous application of standardized methods). The paper discusses the ways in which collaborative teams can approach identification of desirable benefits.",
keywords = "benefits analysis, critical systemic thinking, systems analysis, methodologies",
author = "Peter Bednar and Christine Welch",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-3-642-37227-8",
volume = "2",
publisher = "Springer",
pages = "337--344",
editor = "Paolo Spagnoletti",
booktitle = "Organizational Change and Information Systems: Working and Living Together in New Ways",
address = "Germany",