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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald have had over 30 years' experience teaching information systems development methodologies, techniques and tools at the old UK polytechnics, universities and business schools in the UK, France, Australia and the United States in faculties of commerce, management, engineering, science and mathematics in many departments, including (even) that of Information Systems. During this time they have both also had several years' experience in practice, acting as consultant and researcher (and this followed some years as full time systems analysts in a number of companies). In this opinion piece, they discuss their experience with Melissa Cole, who has completed her first year teaching the subject, to see if there is any common ground (or indeed differences) which they could share. The following agreed 'reflections' were formed following several discussions between the three of us. We follow conventional wisdom and use the magic number 7 for our reflections!

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