Revisiting McFarlan’s Risk Model for IS Implementation Success - Does Culture Matter?

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2017 PROCEEDINGS
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Conference

Title28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2017
PlaceAustralia
CityHobart
Period5 - 6 December 2017

Abstract

The majority of all IS implementation projects fails. McFarlan (1981) identified risk factors associated with organizational IT projects and created a model to predict project risk. The McFarlan Risk Model (MRM) provides a useful approach for the diagnosis and mitigation of IT project risks but can be improved in its predictive ability. In this paper, we suggest to augment the model, beyond its original three dimensions. Based on recent literature, which points to the importance of culture, specifically corporate culture, we develop an extension to McFarlan's model and assess the added value of this extended model through the evaluation of two business cases. Expert evaluations using the Extended McFarlan Risk Model (EMRM) indicate higher predictive power in the differentiation of project success and failure, based on differences in the model's culture dimension.

Research Area(s)

  • Corporate Culture, Erp, Is Implementation Success, Project Management, Risk, Risk Assessment

Citation Format(s)

Revisiting McFarlan’s Risk Model for IS Implementation Success - Does Culture Matter? / Yip, Ada; Brehm, Lars; Wagner, Christian.

ACIS 2017 PROCEEDINGS. Association for Information Systems, 2017. 32.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review