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Choosing Agile or Plan-driven Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementations - A study on 21 Implementations from 20 Companies

Conference paper
Authors Lucas Gren
Alexander Wong
Erik Kristoffersson
Published in 4th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development (STPIS'18) co-located with 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2018)
ISSN 1613-0073
Publisher CEUR-WS.org
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Business Administration, Management & Organisation
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (GU)
Language en
Links ceur-ws.org/Vol-2107/
Keywords agile project management, strategic decision making, empirical study, enterprise resource planning systems
Subject categories Information Systems, Software Engineering

Abstract

Agile methods have gotten a good reputation for managing projects in many different sectors. A challenge among practitioners in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) domain, is to decide if an agile method is suitable or not for new projects. This study investigates how decision-makers select between agile and plan-driven ERP implementation projects in relation to known factors from previous research. We selected projects that the decision-makers assessed as successful, but borderline, agile and plan-driven projects already implemented and let project managers fill out a survey consisting of key agile or plan-driven characteristics. We found that the assessment made by decision-makers did not differ on any aspects except higher executive buy-in for process change, and the prioritization of low cost in the agile projects. This study highlights the difficulty in selecting implementation strategy for a large part of the ERP implementations, and the data show that the decisionmakers could not make such a decision at an early point in time without contextual knowledge.

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