What agile ERP consultants think of requirements engineering for interorganizational ERP systems: Insights from a focus group in BeNeLux

Maya Daneva*, Niv Ahituv

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 interorganizational coordination complexity which were different than what we thought.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012
Pages284-288
Number of pages5
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event16th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012 - Ciudad Real, Spain
Duration: 14 May 201215 May 2012

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest
Number1
Volume2012

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2012
Country/TerritorySpain
CityCiudad Real
Period14/05/1215/05/12

Keywords

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • coordination requirements
  • focus groups
  • inter-organizational enterprise systems
  • qualitative study
  • requirements engineering practices

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