Toward preprototype user acceptance testing of new information systems: implications for software project management

@article{Davis2004TowardPU,
  title={Toward preprototype user acceptance testing of new information systems: implications for software project management},
  author={Fred D. Davis and V. Venkatesh},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={31-46}
}
Errors in requirements specifications have been identified as a major contributor to costly software project failures. It would be highly beneficial if information systems developers could verify requirements by predicting workplace acceptance of a new system based on user evaluations of its specifications measured during the earliest stages of the development project, ideally before building a working prototype. However, conventional wisdom among system developers asserts that prospective… 

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