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Ça Va de Soi: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of a Failed IT Project [r-libre/956]

Bourdeau, Simon; Vieru, Dragos, & Amelie, Bernier (2016). Ça Va de Soi: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of a Failed IT Project. International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 14 (3).

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Item Type: Journal Articles
Refereed: Yes
Status: Published
Abstract: Information technology (IT) development and implementation can be challenging for any organization, but it can be even more so for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) because of their small management teams, lack of IT competencies, limited financial resources, greater dependence on external IT expertise, and the influence of the owner. This two-part case study of a Canadian knitwear SME called Ça Va de Soi (CVDS) presents an IT project failure (part A) and how the project was “resuscitated” and transformed into a success (part B). The case highlights (1) the challenges and risks of IT projects for SMEs, (2) the importance of evaluating and selecting the right IT supplier and managing relationships, and (3) how, during a retrospective, lessons learned from a project failure can be transferred and applied to other IT projects
Depositor: Vieru, Dragos
Owner / Manager: Dragos Vieru
Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 16:02
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 14:22

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