What agile ERP consultants think of requirements engineering for inter-organizational ERP Systems: Insights from a Focus Group in BeNeLux

Maia Daneva, Niv Ahituv

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    Abstract

    In 2006–2010, 12 practices for engineering the coordination requirements in inter-organizational Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects were identified, classified to levels of inter-organizational coordination complexity, and subjected to a preliminary evaluation. Aim: This set of practices is now the object of a broader evaluation effort, including 8 focus groups with practitioners working in various project contexts (e.g. outsourced, cloud, agile), so that we get deeper understanding about those practices that happen in certain contexts and not in others. Method: In this paper, we present the focus group research pertaining to the agile ERP project context. We analyze the coordination requirements experiences of 9 practicing ERP consultants, specialized in agile ERP exclusively, for the purpose of understanding the fit of the 12 practices with these practitioners' project realities. Results/Conclusion: Our results suggest that all 12 practices have been observed by the practitioners. However, three out of the 12 practices were associated to levels of inter-organizational coordination complexity which were different than what we thought.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012
    EditorsM. Baldassarre, M. Genero, E. Mendes, M. Piattini
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages284-288
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-541-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2012
    Event16th International Conference on evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012 - Ciudad Real, Spain
    Duration: 14 May 201215 May 2012
    Conference number: 16

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM

    Conference

    Conference16th International Conference on evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012
    Abbreviated titleEASE
    CountrySpain
    CityCiudad Real
    Period14/05/1215/05/12

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-23180
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Qualitative study
    • METIS-296360
    • Coordination requirements
    • Inter-organizational enterprise systems
    • IR-85247
    • Focus Groups
    • Requirements Engineering Practices

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