Evolutionary prototyping in a change perspective:: A tale of three municipalities

Tom Chr. Pape (Director of Research Trade Union Research Center, Oslo)
Kari Thoresen (Research Scientist Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo)

Information Technology & People

ISSN: 0959-3845

Publication date: 1 January 1992


Presents three case studies involving a collaboration between the Norwegian Computing Centre, three local authorities (municipalities) and a nationwide software manufacturer. Seeks to address whether: evolutionary prototyping a feasible development model; it is suitable for developing common systems; user‐controlled design leads to better systems; and development projects can foster mutual learning. Examines how evolutionary prototyping was used as a strategic development model. Relates the project and its impact for each case. Discusses system development as a catalyst for change. Comments on the changing attitude of the manufacturer once the commercial implications of the project became apparent.



Pape, T.C. and Thoresen, K. (1992), "Evolutionary prototyping in a change perspective:: A tale of three municipalities", Information Technology & People, Vol. 6 No. 2/3, pp. 145-170. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003549




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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