Software development with limited resources in a developing country: A study of the effects of limited resources on the development of a person-based family health-system in India
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Software development with limited resources is a challenge encountered by most developers at one time or another. The limited resources in question can involve many things like: Time, money, manpower, knowledge etc. Developing countries, due to their general lack of resources are particularly well suited as arenas for the study of this concept The research questions we aim to explore are: 1) How can limited resources affect one s work organizationally? 2) How can technological decisions affect the resource pool? Our case involves a study of the effects of limited resources on the development process of a person-based family health system in India. Our results indicate that a lack of most specific resources often manifests itself into a more general lack of the resource: Time. Technological decisions can influence time through alteration of the resource pool. Making a technological decision in a limited resource environment should therefore be motivated by the management of time for facilitating the execution of critical tasks.