E-commerce engineering: A short vs long software process for the development of e-commerce applications

Andreas S. Andreou, Stephanos Mavromoustakos, Costas Leonidou, Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Andreas Pitsillides, George Samaras, Christos Schizas

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Abstract

The immediacy in developing e-commerce applications, the quality of the services offered by these systems band the need for continuous evolution are primary issues that must be fully analysed and understood prior and during the development process. In this context, the present work suggests a new development framework which aims at estimating the level of complexity a certain e-commerce system encompasses and driving the selection of a long or short software process in terms of time and effort. The proposed framework utilizes a special form of Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) to define and assess critical business and organizational factors within small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) whishing to go ecommerce. This set of factors is enriched with other critical issues belonging to the quality requirements of the system and to the application type of services it aspires to offer. The set of critical factors identified is used to estimate the average complexity level of the system using numerical values to describe the contribution of each factor to the overall complexity. The level of complexity estimated dictates the adoption of either a short or a long version of the well-known WebE process for analysing, designing and implementing the e-commerce system required by an SME.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsSlimane Hammoudi, Mario Piattini, Olivier Camp, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherEscola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politecnico de Setubal
Pages10-20
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9729881618
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003 - Angers, France
Duration: 23 Apr 200326 Apr 2003

Publication series

NameICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Volume4

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAngers
Period23/04/0326/04/03

Keywords

  • BPR
  • Complexity
  • E-commerce
  • SME
  • Software process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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