Requirements processes in contemporary information systems development efforts have become increasingly distributed across organizational and temporal boundaries. This trend has created a range of challenges and opportunities for IT design professionals. In the present study, we combine the insights from a multiple-case study research effort and the framework provided by the theory of distributed cognition to development a model of distributed requirements practice. The model reveals that systems development projects reflect social, structural, and temporal forms of distributed cognition as they pursue effective design outcomes.
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