Preliminary Results in a Multi-site Empirical Study on Cross-organizational ERP Size and Effort Estimation

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on initial findings in an empirical study carried out with representatives of two ERP vendors, six ERP adopting organizations, four ERP implementation consulting companies, and two ERP research and advisory services firms. Our study’s goal was to gain understanding of the state-of-the practice in size and effort estimation of cross-organizational ERP projects. Based on key size and effort estimation challenges identified in a previously published literature survey, we explored some difficulties, fallacies and pitfalls these organizations face. We focused on collecting empirical evidence from the participating ERP market players to assess specific facts about the state-of-the-art ERP size and effort estimation practices. Our study adopted a qualitative research method based on an asynchronous online focus group.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-MENSURA, 2007
    EditorsJuan J. Cuadrado-Gallego, Alain Abran, A. Mas
    Place of PublicationSpain
    PublisherEdicions UIB
    Pages182-193
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-84-8384-020-7
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2007
    EventInternational Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-MENSURA, 2007 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Duration: 5 Nov 20078 Nov 2007

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherEdicions UIB
    Number7

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, IWSM-MENSURA, 2007
    Period5/11/078/11/07
    Other5-8 November 2007

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • METIS-245957
    • IR-64589
    • EWI-11752

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