While time is central to the way we work and live our lives, it is often viewed overly simply or overlooked completely. Time is highly complex, polymorphous, socially constructed and context dependent. Time is also experienced differently across cultures, sub-cultures, organisations, teams and individuals. Many researchers have attempted to classify the complexities of time. However, there is no overarching framework which is commonly agreed upon. We reviewed the temporality literature and particularly the existing frameworks which attempt to classify time. This research-in-progress paper uses the well regarded Ancona et al., (2001) framework to classify time into three categories: conceptions of time, mapping activities to time and actors relating to time. Guided by this framework, the extant literature on information systems development (ISD) research was reviewed. Preliminary findings were found, conclusions, limitations and future research is also considered.
O' Connor, Mairead; Conboy, Kieran; and Dennehy, Denis, "Temporality in Information Systems Development (ISD) Research: A Systematic Literature Review" (2017). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2017. 5.