Technique for Risk Identification of Software Acquisition and Information Technologies

Technique for Risk Identification of Software Acquisition and Information Technologies

Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, Jaime Alberto Echeverri Arias, María Clara Gómez
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5481-3.ch062
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In this chapter, the authors present the automatization of a technique for identifying the risks that may affect software acquisition projects. The proposed technique can have an impact in two software acquisition areas: 1) acquisition software contract for: Fully Developed (FD) software, Modified-Off-The-Shelf (MOTS) software, and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software; and 2) information technology services contract, which can be a result of using the required technological tools for the operation of any organization. In both cases, it is indispensable to manage and address (track) the risks that may affect the success of any project type mentioned above.
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2. Risk Management From The Acquisition Organization’S Point Of View

Currently, organizations have increased their capacity of IT-PS acquisition, and few continue to develop software in-house. This phenomenon occurs for various reasons, such as:

  • 1.

    Increased demand for IT-PS in organizations

  • 2.

    High costs of maintaining development teams with technical skills than can support Information Technology (IT) demand.

  • 3.

    Increasing number of competitive organizations with high technical capabilities for developing Information Technology (IT).

Therefore, organizations nowadays adopt IT-PS acquisition as a business strategy to improve operational efficiency. This is accomplished using the suppliers’ capabilities to offer quality solutions quickly, at a lower cost and with the most appropriate technology (Software Engineering Institute, 2010).

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