Decision criteria for software component sourcing: an initial framework on the basis of case study results

J. J.M. Trienekens, R.J. Kusters, J.H. Van Moll, C. Vos

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Abstract

Software developing organizations nowadays have a wide choice when it comes to sourcing software components. This choice ranges from developing or adapting in-house developed components via buying closed source components to utilizing open source components. This study aims at structured decision support in this type of decision. As a basis for this study an initial set of criteria is taken, that has been identified and validated in a particular software development environment in a previous study on the subject (Kusters et al, 2016). In the paper at hand we report on the results of the application and validation of the initial set of sourcing criteria in a completely different case study environment, namely a software environment in that. medical embedded software is being developed. In addition, and based on the outcomes of our case study, a further step is made towards structured decision support for sourcing decisions by the development of an initial sourcing criteria framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Place of Publications.l.
PublisherSCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda.
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)8-989-758-248-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2017) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 26 Apr 201729 Apr 2017
Conference number: 19
http://www.iceis.org/?y=2017

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2017)
Abbreviated titleICEIS2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period26/04/1729/04/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Decision criteria
  • Framework
  • Software components
  • Sourcing

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