Dr. Alexander Boer and Professor Dr. Tom van Engers, both of the Leibniz Center for Law at the University of Amsterdam, have published The Agile Project: Reconciling Agility and Legal Accountability, in ICT4JUSTICE 2009: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on ICT Solutions for Justice, Skopje, FYR Macedonia, September 24, 2009 41-49 (George Eleftherakis and Tom van Engers eds., 2009).
Here is the abstract of the paper:
While every IT professional knows from experience that handling change is much harder and more expensive than building IT systems from scratch, only little scientific attention has been paid to prepare for change. This issue is of great importance since usually 80-90% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT systems are maintenance costs. In our networked society changes may result from different sources. The recently started AGILE project [Advanced Governance of Information services through Legal Engineering] addresses the legal dimension of management of organizational change processes. This paper introduces the AGILE project, and discusses the relation between sources of law and the business processes and services of the administrative organization.