Title: Measuring user's role to assess organisation preparedness in a systems acquisition life cycle: a cognitive framework

Authors: H. Misra, M. Satpathy, B. Mohanty

Addresses: Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, India. ' University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AY, UK. ' Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Abstract: Eliciting user requirements is important in software process models and in the context of Information Technology (IT) acquisition. This paper discusses issues related to user involvement and identifies measures of organisation|s preparedness in IT acquisition life cycle through a framework through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). It discusses two organisations to support the framework.

Keywords: information technology acquisition; user requirements; systems acquisition; software engineering; structural equation modelling; SEM; organisation preparedness; acauisition life cycle; software process models; user involvement; ICT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2007.013277

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.50 - 61

Available online: 19 Apr 2007 *

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