ERP Presales and Business Analysis/05

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This is a lesson part of the module ERP Presales and Business Analysis out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.


  • A frightening number of IT projects "failed"[1] - failed to meet budget, failed to meet deadlines and failed to meet user requirements.


  • How many percent of IT projects fail and how many percent of ERP projects fail?[2] Why the difference?[3]
  • Why is it important for enterprise systems (and thus, the professionals who implement them for enterprises) to meet user requirements?[4]
  • What is the difference between the "Client" and the "User"?
  • In what ways can Open Source ERP professionals mitigate the risk of not meeting client/user requirements?


  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.



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