Evaluating cross-organizational ERP requirements engineering practices: a focus group study

Maia Daneva, Niv Ahituv

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    Abstract

    This focus group study presents our first validation of practices for engineering the coordination requirements in cross-organizational Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects. The study evaluates 13 practices addressing a variety of coordination aspects crucial to ERP projects. These practices are results in previously published research publications by the first author. The practices are formulated in response to practitioners' needs at ERP adopting organizations. The proposed practices have now reached the stage where we need some independent feedback as to the extent to which they fit the realities of practitioners. We perform this validation by means of a qualitative research approach, namely the focus group method. Current software engineering literature provides few examples of using focus groups in the evaluation of good software development practices. Because of this, providing reflections on our focus-group-based validation experiences will be of value to both the research community and practitioners.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2010)
    EditorsP. Loucoloulos, J.L. Cavarero
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages279-286
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4839-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2010
    Event4th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2010 - Nice, France
    Duration: 19 May 201021 May 2010
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2010
    Abbreviated titleRCIS
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period19/05/1021/05/10

    Keywords

    • IR-75200
    • METIS-275769
    • Focus Group Research
    • Requirements Engineering
    • SCS-Services
    • Empirical Evaluation
    • Good Practices
    • EWI-19059
    • Enterprise Resource Planning

    Cite this

    Daneva, M., & Ahituv, N. (2010). Evaluating cross-organizational ERP requirements engineering practices: a focus group study. In P. Loucoloulos, & J. L. Cavarero (Eds.), Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2010) (pp. 279-286). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RCIS.2010.5507387