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International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) Volume 7, Issue 2

Book Description

The International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) wishes to publish papers that offer a detailed analysis and discussion on sociotechnical philosophy and practices which underpin successful organizational change thus building a more promising future for today's societies and organizations. It will encourage interdisciplinary texts that discuss current practices as well as demonstrating how the advances of - and changes within - technology affect the growth of society (and vice versa). The aim of this journal is to bring together the expertise of people who have worked practically in a changing society across the world for people in the field of organizational development and technology studies including information systems development and implementation.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Agile Writing: A Project Management Approach to Learning
  • Communicating User Experience: “Wicked” Problems, Patchwork Personas, and the ICTD Project Lifecycle
  • A Study of a Federally Funded Project between Higher-Ed Institutions in the U.S. and Pakistan: An Intercultural Academic Project Management
  • Mapping the Workspace of a Globally Distributed “Agile” Team

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Special Issue on UX and Project Management:
    1. WHY WE NEED NEW APPROACHES TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  5. Agile Writing:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. USING SCRUM ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
    3. SCRUM PRINCIPLES IN REVIEW
    4. USING SCRUM FOR AGILE WRITING IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS
    5. CHARACTERIZING USABLE REQUIREMENTS
    6. ASSESSING THE VALUE OF INCREMENTS
    7. STRUCTURING USER STORIES TO SUPPORT TRANSPARENCY
    8. MICRO-ITERATIONS AMPLIFY LEARNING
    9. PRODUCTIVITY GAINS FOR WRITING TEAMS
    10. QUESTIONS OF IMPLEMENTATION
    11. IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGILE ORIENTATION TO TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
    12. WELCOMING CHANGE
    13. REFERENCES
  6. Communicating User Experience:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ABOUT PERSONAS
    4. STARTING WITHOUT USERS: THE FIRST “WICKED” DILEMMA
    5. COMMUNICATION PARTIAL KNOWLEDGE: THE SECOND “WICKED” DILEMMA
    6. SETTLING FEATURE DEBATES: THE THIRD “WICKED” DILEMMA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  7. A Study of a Federally Funded Project between Higher-Ed Institutions in the U.S. and Pakistan:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OVERVIEW
    3. REVIEW OF RELEVEVANT PM RESEARCH
    4. DATA COLLECTION METHODS
    5. PM CHALLENGES FACING HETEROGENOUS AND DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
    6. NEGOTIATING UNCERTAINTY RELATED TO METHODS AND OUTCOMES
    7. PLANNING AND MEASURING PROJECT PERFORMANCE
    8. MANAGING CREATIVITY
    9. CHALLENGES UNIQUE TO THIS PROJECT
    10. CONLCUSION AND DEIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ENDNOTES
  8. Mapping the Workspace of a Globally Distributed “Agile” Team
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND OF MSDC
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. METHODS
    6. PARTICIPANTS
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  9. Call For Articles