Agile ERP Implementation: The Case of a SME

Sarra Mamoghli, Luc Cassivi

Abstract

The definition of system requirements is a critical management issue during an ERP project. The traditional and plan-driven approaches to define these system requirements during an ERP implementation create challenges for small organizations, notably difficulties in the expression of their requirements, often related to a lack of expertise on the subject. This research investigates the implementation of an agile project management approach to deal with this issue in the context of an ERP project. Due to the complexity of adopting agile methods in practice, few organizations are fully agile and are hence more comfortable adopting hybrid approaches by selecting a set of practices among the agile and traditional methods. Even though the adoption of these methods is rapidly growing in the case of real-life ERP projects, few research initiatives have looked into this subject. This paper analyses the case of a Canadian SME that recently implemented an ERP with an agile mindset. Based on the data collected through interviews, observations and documentation, a set of agile practices applied during the ERP project in the SME is highlighted and analyzed. Finally, the impact of this approach on requirements definition and possible improvements for the organization are also presented.

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in Harvard Style

Mamoghli S. and Cassivi L. (2019). Agile ERP Implementation: The Case of a SME.In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-372-8, pages 188-196. DOI: 10.5220/0007700501880196


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis19,
author={Sarra Mamoghli and Luc Cassivi},
title={Agile ERP Implementation: The Case of a SME},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2019},
pages={188-196},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007700501880196},
isbn={978-989-758-372-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Agile ERP Implementation: The Case of a SME
SN - 978-989-758-372-8
AU - Mamoghli S.
AU - Cassivi L.
PY - 2019
SP - 188
EP - 196
DO - 10.5220/0007700501880196