Delroy A. Chevers

Position: 
Lecturer
Qualification: 
PhD in Information Systems
Department: 
Mona School of Business and Management
Courses Taught: 

MGMT2026 - Operations Management
MGMT3060 - Production Planning and Control

Research Interests: 

Operations Management
Management Information Systems

Professional Affiliation(s): 

Member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS)

Recent Publications: 

 Journal Articles (Peer reviewed)
Chevers, D.A. & Duggan, E.W. (2007). A Modified Capability Framework for Improving Software Production Processes in Jamaican Organizations. The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, 30, 4, pp. 1-18.
 
 Conference Proceedings (Peer reviewed)
Chevers, D.A. & Duggan, E.W. (2010). A preliminary study of the use of software process improvement initiatives in Jamaica. Proceedings of the 3th International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), Montego Bay, Jamaica.
 
Chevers, D.A., Moore, S., Duggan, E.W. & Mills, A.M. (2008). Identifying Key Software Development Practices in the English-speaking Caribbean using the Nominal Group Technique. Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Christchurch, New Zealand.
 
Chevers, D.A., Duggan, E.W. & Moore, S. (2008). Using a Modified Nominal Group technique Process to identify Key Process Maturity Practices in the English-speaking Caribbean. Proceedings of the 3rd International Management Conference, Bridgetown, Barbados.
 
Duggan, E.W. & Chevers, D.A. (2008). Agile Systems Development Versus Process-Centricity: A Conflict of Priorities? Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) 2008 Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada May 18-20, 2008.  
 
Chevers, D.A. & Duggan, E.W. (2006). Assessing Software Process Maturity and Discipline in the English-speaking Caribbean. Proceedings of the Twelfth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Acapulco, Mexico August 4-6, 2006.

Teaching/Research Philosophy: 

I firmly believe that attitude not aptitude will give my students the latitude to succeed in life. As a result, I try to create an atmosphere in class in which the focus is not solely on the course content but also on life skills. Great emphasis is placed on being punctual, an excellent planner and organizer, team player, respectful, efficient and striving for excellence.
 
Life is a process of continuous learning and improvement and so not only do I want my students to learn from me, but I want to learn from them, and we all learn from each other. I enter each class with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, as well as being prepared and organized. I let my students know that I am a human being just like them with successes and failures. However, the ones who succeed in life are the brave who fall but never yield. We all need to be our brother's keeper and seek to help our fellow mates when they are down or falling behind. So I seek to create a participative atmosphere in class in which all persons (students and teacher) feel free to express themselves, share their experiences and network with others.
 
In addition, I think that we should be relax and have fun during the process of teaching and learning. Approaches such as "learning hooks" are used to outline the importance of topics, regular references are made to everyday life experiences and current events, and engaging discussions are used to reinforce core concepts. I am also quite aware that students learn at different rates and prefer various teaching styles. So I try to teach at different levels and use a wide and varied set of approaches to promote learning, while maintaining the standard. At times, hilarious ice breakers are shared with students for short intervals, when it is felt that a rest pause is necessary to break away from the teaching of difficult or challenging concepts. I also try to know the names of all my students by firstly using assumed names. But by the end of the semester I usually know the real names of a large majority of the students. Through these techniques, I try to use association learning to stimulate the understanding of concepts being taught.
 
I firmly believe that it is time for me to serve my country. Hence my goal is for students to grow and develop so that they are better able to add value and make positive contributions wherever they go. It is importance that they make differences and leave their foot-prints at work, home, school and their communities. As a result, at the end of each semester, I always challenge my students to find their passion, then go for it and with that inner motivation, do something positive; strive for excellence and to be more concerned with their character than their reputation. Character is who you really are, while reputation is what others think you are.