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Enterprise resource planning systems implementation as a complex project: A conceptual framework

    Saumyendu Ghosh Affiliation
    ; Mirosław J. Skibniewski Affiliation

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate current literature on critical success factors (CSF) and risk factors (RF) of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation and provide a systemic explanation of complexities involved in such implementation. This study will compile literature that highlighted possible references to CSFs of ERP implementations, definition of complex projects and ERP are compared with project management and project governance impacts. By analyzing highly likely CFS and RFs mentioned in literature, CSF and RFs will be mapped to project complexities involved in any ERP implementation. This is an exploratory study as it is based on literature review to understand ERP implementation and validations. The future research needs to include data collection from ERP adopters and longitudinal analyses of trends based on advances in ERP project management and governance capabilities in different ERP implementations. This article will be significant contribution to current body of knowledge because it helps us understand ERP application implementation as a complex project instead of linear system as currently documented in the literature. This article has outlined the conceptual revisions needed to extend the new project management approach from its current linear way of looking into project management of ERP projects. The article suggests that ERP project management is best understood within the context of environmental complexities. This paper is the first attempt to explore ERP implementations based on current enterprise environment and how to meet those CSF and RFs from complexity perspective.


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Straipsnio tikslas – išnagrineti dabartinius literatūros šaltinius apie imones ištekliu planavimo sistemos igyvendinimo kritinius sekmes ir rizikos veiksnius, pateikti sistemiška kliūčiu, su kuriomis galima susidurti igyvendinant sistema, paaiškinima. Ši analize grindžiama tokiais literatūros šaltiniais, kuriuose kalbama ar užsimenama apie kritinius imones ištekliu planavimo sekmes veiksnius, sudetiniu projektu apibrežima, o imones ištekliu planavimas lyginamas su projektu valdymo poveikiais. Labiausiai tiketini analizuojamieji kritines sekmes ir rizikos veiksniai, mineti literatūroje, bus atvaizduojami tarp projektu kliūčiu, itrauktu bet kuriame imones ištekliu planavimo igyvendinimo etape. Tai yra aiškinamasis tyrimas, nes grindžiamas literatūros apžvalga imones ištekliu planavimo ir valdymo klausimais. Tolesniam tyrimui reikia surinkti duomenis iš ištekliu planavimo sistema idiegusiu imoniu ir atlikti ilgalaike pažangos tendenciju analize, valdant ištekliu planavimo projektus, bei ivertinti skirtingu imones ištekliu valdymo planu igyvendinimo galimybes. Šiame straipsnyje pateikiama daug žiniu apie imoniu ištekliu planavimo sistemos igyvendinima kaip kompleksini projekta, o ne šiuo metu literatūroje pateikiama linijine sistema. Straipsnyje numatyti konceptualūs taisymai, norint nuo dabartinio linijinio požiūrio pereiti prie naujojo imones ištekliu planavimo projektu valdymo požiūrio. Pažymeta, kad ištekliu planavimo projektu valdymas geriausiai suvokiamas aplinkos sudetingumo kontekste. Šis straipsnis – tai pirmasis meginimas ištirti imones ištekliu planavimo igyvendinima esamoje imones aplinkoje ir bandymas susidoroti su kritiniais sekmes ir rizikos veiksniais atsižvelgiant i kylančias kliūtis.


First Published Online: 10 Feb 2011


Reikšminiai žodžiai: kompleksiniai projektai, imones ištekliu planavimas, projektu valdymas, koncepcinis modelis, kritiniai sekmes veiksniai

Keyword : complex projects, ERP, project governance, conceptual framework, critical success factors

How to Cite
Ghosh, S., & Skibniewski, M. J. (2010). Enterprise resource planning systems implementation as a complex project: A conceptual framework. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 11(4), 533-549. https://doi.org/10.3846/jbem.2010.26
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