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EProMS: An E-commerce Based Process Model for Cooperative Software Development in Small Organisations

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Publication date2001
Host publicationElectronic Commerce and Web Technologies Second International Conference, EC-Web 2001 Munich, Germany, September 4–6, 2001 Proceedings
EditorsKurt Bauknecht, Sanjay Kumar Madria, Günther Pernul
Place of publicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-42517-5
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Existing process models for software development are too resource intensive for small organisations. This paper proposes EProMS, an e-commerce based process model which takes into account the limited resources of these organisations. It distributes the software development process over several small organisations. These organisations, then, co-operate through an e-commerce layer to produce market-driven software. On competitive markets the distribution allows organisations in the co-operation to specialise in specific aspects of software development. This helps them to reduce costs and time to market and achieve a high degree of users’ satisfaction.