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Software acquisition: a business strategy analysis

Farbey, B; Finkelstein, A; (2000) Software acquisition: a business strategy analysis. In: FIFTH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING, PROCEEDINGS. (pp. 76 - 83). IEEE COMPUTER SOC

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Abstract

This paper argues that there are new insights to be gained from a strategic analysis of requirements engineering. The paper is motivated hi, a simple question: what does it take to be a world class software acquirer? The question has relevance for requirements engineers because for many, organisations market pressures mean that software is commonly acquired rather than developed from scratch. This paper builds on the work of Fine [13] who suggests that product, process and supply chain should be designed together - 3D concurrent Engineering, Using a number of reference theories it proposes a systematic way of carrying out 3-D concurrent engineering. The paper concludes that the critical activity in supply chain design is the design of the distribution of skills and the nature of contracts.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Software acquisition: a business strategy analysis
Event:5th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering
Location:TORONTO, CANADA
Dates:2001-08-27 - 2001-08-31
ISBN:0-7695-1125-2
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Engineering Science Faculty Office

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