Issue No. 02 - March/April (2011 vol. 28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2010.86
Rikard Land , Mälardalen University
Ivica Crnković , Mälardalen University
How can an organization transition from several functionally overlapping systems to just one? This scenario is common after, for example, company acquisitions and mergers or as a result of different units in an organization growing to the point at which the two independent efforts must be synchronized to continue. Experiences from 10 cases help show how to address the technological, personnel, and organizational challenges.
software engineering, interoperability, process implementation, project management
I. Crnković and R. Land, "Oh Dear, We Bought Our Competitor: Integrating Similar Software Systems," in IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. , pp. 75-82, 2010.