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What happens before a project starts? Project start-up from the supplier perspective

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dc.contributor.author Savolainen, Paula
dc.contributor.author Verner, June
dc.contributor.author Land, Lesley P.W.
dc.contributor.author Low, Graham C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-22T12:43:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-22T12:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1753
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Before an outsourced software project officially begins the contracting or supplier organization has already expended effort. Although project start and start-up effort impact on project success in most cases these are undefined concepts. There are no clear definitions of project start, start-up or the activities that should be completed before project start either in the literature or in practice. Ambiguity around project start sets up risks to the profitability of a project and therefore makes the real success of a project not only uncertain but difficult to measure. A vague project start also makes comparisons between projects and between organizations unreliable. In this paper, we describe a pilot study that reviews project start, project start-up, and project start date, and then investigates what the key activities of the supplier are normally performed by the end of the project start-up phase.We use interviews with software supplier practitioners to define those key activities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Finish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) grant 70011/08 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SFI grant 03/CE21303_1
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information Systems Development;2011 Pgs 647-657
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9790-6_52
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject project start-up en_US
dc.subject organizations en_US
dc.subject customer en_US
dc.title What happens before a project starts? Project start-up from the supplier perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor TEKES
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE21303_1
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE21303_1

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