Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Dinesh Batra

Dinesh Batra

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 250
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2645


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Master of Business Administration
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Technology
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Database Systems
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Large-Scale Agile Development
  • Health Informatics

Professional Activities

Dinesh Batra’s publications have appeared in Management Science, Journal of MIS, Communications of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Database Management, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Decision Support Systems, Computers and OR, Communications of the AIS, Information Systems Management, Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, Requirements Engineering Journal, and others. His papers have over 1700 citations (source: Google Scholar). Dr. Batra has served as the Associate Editor of Communications of the AIS and currently serves as  Managing Editor of Special Issues in the Journal of Database Management, and Senior Editor in Information Systems Management.

He is a co-author of the book Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design, published by Pearson Inc. He served as the first President of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design. He has supervised four doctoral dissertations. He has received several teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has served in various departmental, college-level and university-level committees.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Data Warehousing and Analysis
  • Cooperative Education in Management Information Systems
  • Data Base Applications
  • Database Administration
  • Database Management
  • Healthcare Database Systems
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar on Research in Acquiring and Implementing
  • Seminar: Acquisition & Implementation
  • Special Topics in Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Refereed Journal Articles

Batra, D. (2020). Research Challenges and Opportunities in Conducting Quantitative Studies on Large-Scale Agile Methodology. Journal of Database Management, 31(2). View Article

Batra, D. (2020). Job-Work Fit as a determinant of the Acceptance of Large-Scale Agile Methodology. Journal of Systems and Software, 168. View Article

Batra, D. (2020). The Impact of the COVID-19 on Organizational and Information Systems Agility. Information Systems Management.

Batra, D. (2018). Agile values or plan-driven aspects: Which factor contributes more toward the success of data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics project development? Journal of Systems and Software, 146.

Batra, D. (2017). Adapting Agile Practices for Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Analytics. Journal of Database Management, 28(4).

Batra, D., Xia, W., & Mingyu, Z. (2017). Collaboration in Agile Software Development: Concept and Dimensions. Communications of the AIS, 41(20).

Batra, D., Xia, W., & Shekhar, R. (2016). Agility facilitators for Contemporary Software Development. Journal of Database Management, 27(1). View Article

Batra, D., & Wishart, N. A. (2014). Novice Designer Performance Comparison between the Entity-Relationship Event Network And The Event-based Logical Relational Design Techniques. Journal of Database Management, 25(3).

Syn, T., & Batra, D. (2013). Improving Sequence Diagram Modeling Performance: A Cognitive Complexity-Based Technique for Novice Analysts. Journal of Database Management, 24(4). View Article

Batra, D. (2012). An Event-Oriented Data Modeling Technique Based on the Cognitive Semantics Theory. Journal of Database Management, 23(4).

Batra, D., VanderMeer, D., & Dutta, K. (2011). Extending Agile principles to larger, dynamic software projects: A theoretical assessment. Journal of Database Management, 22(4).

Batra, D., Weidong, X., Debra, V., & Kaushik, D. (2010). Balancing Agile and structured approaches to manage large distributed software projects: A case study from the cruise line industry. Communications of the AIS, 27(1).

Batra, D. (2009). Devising information systems modeling techniques using the cognitive load theory. Journal of Database Management, 20(3).

Batra, D. (2009). Modified Agile practices for outsourced software projects. Communications of the ACM, 52(9).

Batra, D. (2009). Unified Modeling Language (UML) Topics: Cognitive Issues in UML research. Journal of Database Management, 20(1).

Batra, D. (2008). Unified Modeling Language (UML) Topics: The Past, the Problems, and the Prospects. Journal of Database Management, 19(1).

Batra, D., & Sin, T. (2008). The READY Model: Patterns of Dynamic Behavior in REA-based Accounting Applications. Information Systems Management, 25(3).

Batra, D. (2007). Cognitive complexity in data modeling: Causes and solutions. Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ), 12(4).

John, S., Batra, D., & Topi, H. (2007). Analysis and design in the is curriculum: Taking it the next level. Communications of the AIS, 20.

Batra, D. (2006). Contemporary Approaches and Techniques for the Systems Analyst. Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), 17(3).

Batra, D. (2006). Contemporary Practices in Systems Development. Information Systems Management, 23(3).

Antony, S. R., Batra, D., & Santhanam, R. (2005). The use of a knowledge-based system in conceptual data modelingModeling. Decision Support Systems, 41(1).

Bajaj, A., Batra, D., Hevner, A., Parsons, J., & Siau, K. (2005). Systems Analysis and Design: Should We be Researching What We Teach? Communications of the AIS, 15(27).

Batra, D. (2005). Conceptual Data Modeling Patterns: Representation and Validation. Journal of Database Management, 16(2).

Batra, D., & Wishart, N. A. (2004). Comparing a Rule-based Approach with a Pattern-based Approach at Different Levels of Complexity of Conceptual Data Modeling Tasks. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 61(4).

Batra, D., & Antony, S. R. (2002). CODASYS: A Consulting Tool for Novice Database Designers. The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 33(3).

Batra, D. (2001). Consulting Support Durring Conceptual Database Design in the Presence of Redundancy in Requirements Specifications, 'An Empirical Study'. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 54(1).

Batra, D. (1997). A Methodology for Easing Normalization of User Views and Detecting Derived Relations. Journal of MIS, 14(1).

Batra, D. (1997). The Effect of User View Characteristics on Designer Performance in Logical Design of Relational Data-bases. Journal of Database Management, 8(3).

Muralidhar, K., Batra, D., & Kirs, P. (1995). An Evaluation of Additive and Multiplicative Forms of Fixed Data Perturbation for Organizational Databases. Management Science, 41(9).

Batra, D., & Marakas, G. (1995). Conceptual Data Modeling in Theory and Practice. European Journal of Information Systems, 4(3).

Muralidhar, K., & Batra, D. (1995). An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Statistical Distributions for Additive Fixed Data Perturbation. Computers and Operations Research, 22(7).

Batra, D., & Hoffer, J. A. (1994). An ER Based Methodology for Modeling User Views and Detecting Derived Relations. Journal of Database Management, 5(1).

Batra, D., & Antony, S. R. (1994). Effects of Data Model and Task Characteristics on Designer Performance: A Laboratory Study. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 41(4).

Batra, D., & Antony, S. R. (1994). Novice Biases in Conceptual Database Design. European Journal of Information Systems, 3(1).

Batra, D., & Zanakis, S. H. (1994). A Conceptual Database Design Methodology based on Rules and Heuristics. European Journal of Information Systems, 3(3).

Batra, D., & Sein, M. K. (1994). Improving Conceptual Database Design through Feedback. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 40(4).

Batra, D. (1993). A Framework for Studying Human Error Behavior in Conceptual Database Modeling. Information and Management, 25(3).

Batra, D., & Kirs, P. J. (1993). The Quality of Data Representations Developed by Novice Designers: An Experimental Study. Journal of Database Management, 4(4).

Batra, D., & Srinivasan, A. (1992). A Review and Analysis of the Usability of Data Management Environments. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 36(3).

Batra, D., & Davis, J. G. (1992). Conceptual Data Modeling in Database Design: Similarities and Differences between Novice and Expert Designers. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 37(1).

Batra, D., Hoffer, J. A., & Bostrom, R. P. (1990). User Performance Comparison between the Relational and the Extended Entity Relationship Models in Conceptual Modeling. Communications of the ACM, 33(2).

Bowen, W. M., Weeks, K. D., Batra, D., & Hill, T. R. (1989). A Deep Knowledge Planning Decision Support System for Aiding Nuclear Waste Transportation Decisions. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 13(1).


George, J. F., Batra, D., Valacich, J. S., & Hoffer, H. A. (2007). Object-oriented systems analysis and design. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.

George, J., Batra, D., Valacich, J., & Hoffer, J. (2004). Object-oriented systems analysis and design. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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