Critical Success Factors of Offshore Software Development Projects

Author: Martin Wiener

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783835093331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Martin Wiener develops a model that comprises 29 critical success factors which are classified into four distinct groups: internal suitability, internal management, external suitability, and external management factors. He shows that the external management factors are particularly relevant for the successful implementation of an offshore software development project and that the perception of the individual critical success factors greatly depends on the company perspective.
Critical Success

Author: D S Brown

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467836180

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

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What Is Critical Success? Success, we all want it. We all need it. We dont take the time to quantify it, or truly figure out what it is. All we know is, we see other people living champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Were bombarded by images of fast cars, gorgeous men and women, mansions, and vacations in exotic locales. We see this, and we want it too. Better yet, we feel were entitled to it. We know what we see. We know what we feel. We know what we think we want, success. I must stress the word think, because most people dont really know what success is, let alone what success is in terms of who they are as people, as individuals. What is Critical Success? CRITICAL SUCCESS is the planned achievement of something urgent and essential, utilizing skillful planning and judgment for the express purpose of attaining personal prosperity.
Critical Success Factors of Mobile Payment

Author: Christian Hort


ISBN: 9783832466435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Mobile payment (mPayment) can be understood as every payment where at least one participant applies mobile phone technology, thus, uses a mobile phone. But due to technological progress it seems reasonable to classify other devices like a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or devices with embedded Radio Frequency (RF) technology as mobile payment devices. However, mobile phones today clearly outnumber every other mobile payment device. Penetration rates are forecasted to reach almost 80% in Europe by 2005. The number of worldwide cellular subscribers is expected to pass one billion by 2003. By 2005 there will be more mobile phones worldwide than TVs, fixed line phones, and Personal Computers (PC). Driven by the increasing penetration and resulting business opportunities, numerous mPayment solutions have been offered by payment service providers, telcos, and financial institutions. The variety of applicable technologies, the possible linkage between the financial instruments, and the mPayment device combined with different payment scenarios offer a wide landscape of mPayment solutions. Besides technology, questions dealing with consumer expectations, factors thriving or inhibiting a widespread adoption, and with it related penetration strategies for payment service providers have to be carefully researched to develop a successful mPayment. Based on diverse motivations and influenced by recent technology development banks, telcos and start-up companies endeavour to build a successful mPayment that meets the expectations of consumers and merchants. The research question of this paper focuses on factors that can be identified as crucial to drive the success of mobile payment systems. Therefore, the first goal is to give an introduction to the mPayment landscape as a foundation for further research. The second goal is to derive key factors influencing the success of an mPayment from theoretical models and by reviewing related literature. The research concentrates on business to consumer (B2C) and consumer to consumer (C2C) payment on the European and United States (US) market. Neither cross border payments nor business to business (B2B) payments are described in this paper. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: CONTENTSI TABLE OF EXHIBITSIII TABLE OF CHARTSIV ABBREVIATIONSV 1.INTRODUCTION1 1.1Motivation1 1.2Goals of the study2 1.3Structure2 2.TRADITIONAL AND FIXED-LINE ONLINE PAYMENT METHODS4 2.1History of [...]
Critical Success Factors Simplified

Author: Marvin T. Howell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439811207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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Critical-to-success factors (CSFs) have become essential elements to strategic planning and no business can achieve consistent success without effectively adopting them. To take full advantage of CSFs, however, an organization must first understand what they are and how they can be used to drive organizational initiatives and processes. Critical Su
Critical Success Factors of Change Management

Author: Tim Fritzenschaft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783658045494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 296

Change management is omnipresent in organisations as companies have to transform constantly. This applies not only to large corporations operating in an international context, but also to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Yet executing a change project is accompanied by great challenges and most change initiatives are not entirely successful. Despite the fact that SMEs are the backbone of the German economy little empirical work has been done concerning change management in these companies. Tim Fritzenschaft explores the issue how SMEs can deal with resistance to change and which critical success factors of change management are most important in a transformation project.

Author: Firend Alan Rasch

Publisher: IJBMR

ISBN: 9781977560728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 56

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The quest for Critical Success Factors “CSF” in project management in every industry is the aim of company and project manager around the world. This is primarily because of the cost attached to such large-scale projects, especially those financed by governmental entities, municipalities and provinces. Large-scale construction projects in particular have a critical impact on governmental budgets, economic growth, and ecology. As such, determining what critical success factors that directly contribute to cost reduction, timely delivery, improvements in quality of construction and positive impact on the environment can being mutually beneficial to all participants and stakeholders. The state of Oman like other GCC countries has a particular interest in determining such CSF in the post financial crises, where numerous landmark projects has been frozen due to financial constraints. Therefore, avoiding pitfalls in project management related factors could significantly impact the future role of British and Western construction companies in the Gulf and other parts of the world in post-Brexit U.K. The pressure on British companies is equally higher today than ever before to maximize the effectiveness in implementation of construction related projects internationally, to compete with other European and Chines construction firms. Innovation and cultural forces are found to play a significant role in cross-cultural project success. Such forces then can be viewed in relation to CSF will ultimately affect all participants and beneficiaries, stakeholders and the environment. Therefore, the attempt to explore varying CSF is more important to governments in developing economies, and private sectors involved in future construction projects, as much as it is important to Western firms attempting to compete and expand their market base in such critical part of the world and uncertain outlooks for the U.K. economy particularly.
Government Policy and Critical Success Factors of Small Businesses in Singapore

Author: Harold Siow Song Teng

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443833943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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One of the main economic players responsible for Singapore’s economic success is its small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs. Their overall success has helped propel the country and its people forward. From economic policies to politics, Singapore is a planned and regulated economy. Singapore’s economic success story is actually the result of a form of capitalism carefully calibrated and controlled by the government. An important element or aspect of good critical success factors (CSFs) emerges from the role being played by the government. The existence of good government or public policies that are pro-business is vital for the success of firms. Despite the fact that government policies and CSFs are widely studied in areas around the world including in Singapore, there is no comprehensive prediction model available to test if firms have potential to be successful or are more prone to failures. Much research investigates the non-financial factors contributing to success versus failure of small firms, but empirical tests of the predictability of these factors are less common. This book, which is primarily quantitative/ positivist in nature will attempt to fill this gap.
International business, the critical success factors in practice

Author: Maud Oortwijn


ISBN: 9781471647680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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Internationalization offers endless opportunities. However, it does require significant investments in terms of capital and management resources. And activities overseas are certainly not without risk. Foreign markets are not only unknown, the institutional context for business is often quite different compared to the home country. International business activities require patience and a long term perspective. Managers should expect disappointments and hurdles along the way. The present book discusses international business activities from the point of view of the manager. It reveals potential pitfalls and provides an overview of what to take into account when considering business opportunities outside the home market.
The Critical Success Factors of Green Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies

Author: Syed Abdul Rehman Khan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030427429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 701

This book outlines the scope of sustainability and green practice in supply chain operations, which has continued to grow with a rapid speed. The book includes core aspects of sustainability and green supply chain management philosophy and practice, covering general concepts, principles, strategies and best practices, which not only protect socio-environmental sustainability, but spur economic growth. The book will aid practitioners in using sustainable supply chains to reduce cost and improve service, as well as keep up-to-date with different features of green supply chains and logistics in a global market. The book will also be a valuable resource for candidates undertaking certification examinations and students studying for degrees in related fields of sustainability and green supply chain management.
How to Help At-Risk Students Succeed A Study of Critical Success Factors

Author: Lethel Polk, Jr

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781683481188

Category: Education


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How do we help at-risk students who are failing in a traditional setting? That was the question I set out to answer when I attempted to do this research project. In order to gather the most accurate data, I narrowed my focus to college and university students. However, these same three success factors could be used to help at-risk students at the high school and middle school levels and any other organization that set out to help the at-risk students. The research data concluded that tutoring programs, mentoring programs, and financial aid programs are key components to assisting struggling at-risk students achieve and succeed in an academic setting. When at-risk students are given a little extra assistance, they tend to do well.