Enterprise Systems Projects Evaluation Based on a Qualitative Risks Model

Enterprise Systems Projects Evaluation Based on a Qualitative Risks Model

Cristina López (Department of Business Administration, University Pablo of Olavide, Seville, Spain)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/jwp.2012070105
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Currently, enterprise systems play an increasingly strategic role in the business performance of the majority of companies. Nevertheless, like many new technologies, these applications have originated too many cases of unsuccessful adoption. In fact, excessive enterprise systems projects finish in failure. To avoid it, project managers should effectively manage risks existing in their projects. To support this labour, this research presents a qualitative model for evaluating risks in enterprise systems projects. This gathers together the factors impacting on the projects performance. It also identifies groups of risks existing in enterprise systems projects. The results suggest which groups of risks could be more dangerous in them. The model thus states what groups should be preferably managed by practitioners.
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ES are tools that support the business activities. These help adopter companies to develop new products, services, projects and strategic programs, improving their efficiency and operational flexibility, and obtaining a better internal and external integration. ES can even support them to gain or maintain competitive advantages over competitors (Zhang & Lado, 2001).

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