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Bringing real-life practice in software project management training through a simulation-based serious game
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Abstract: Nowadays, we can observe a lack of tools that allow teaching and assessing in Software Project Management in a more real-life way. In this paper, we discuss the need of developing tools to teach in the scope of Software Project Management, and how we can

An Agile Software Project Management Manifesto–A Reference Disciplines Framework for Agile Development
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Abstract The Agile Development approach to systems development is fundamentally based on the Agile Manifesto published in 2001 by a group of independent consultants and practitioners. Twelve Principles supporting the Agile Manifesto were elaborated in support

A Conceptual-operative Framework for in-process Decision Support of Software Project Management Practice
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Abstract The intention of this paper is to present an in-process decision support feature for Software project management (SPM). The significance of decision support in knowledge management of any discipline is undeniable and more prominent when it includes

Project Management Software Selection Using Analytic Hierarchy Process Method
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Abstract Today, project management software is essential for organizations to better manage their projects, reduce their costs, shorten schedules and be more responsive to customer demands. Software selection process is a critical issue for future growth and

A Novel Cloud Based Data Management Framework for Team and Project Activities in Global Software Development (GSD)
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ABSTRACT Today global software development is used to a great extent by software development teams because of its benefits like availability of expertise, twenty four hour development and cost etc. Along with its numerous benefits, GSD also has some

INFLUENCE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NAIROBI COUNTY
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ABSTRACT The overall objective of this study was to investigate the influence of project management software technology on the performance of construction projects in Nairobi County. This study adopted a descriptive research design.targeted 1,391

Know-how in Software Project Management.
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Abstract: It is critical to be able to visualize what is going on in your IT infrastructure and implement solutions that not only monitor, but deliver proactive management capabilities. Management software has traditionally focused on managing the elements and resources
Abstract. Software development in distributed teams remains challenging despite rapid technical improvement in tools for communication and collaboration across distance. The challenges stem from geographical, temporal and sociocultural distance and manifest

Impact of software project management methodology on customer satisfaction in the West Bank
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Software projects face challenges in the success percent, only 29% of software projects succeeded (Preuss, 2013). Customer satisfaction was considered one of factors to measure success in project (PMI, 2008). And Customer satisfaction very important for firms (Vavra,

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Software Project Management
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Page 1. Software Project Management Project Management and Software Development for Medical Applications Felix Achilles, Shadi Albarqouni Project Management Institute, Inc. IEEE Software Project Management Plan IPMA from Switzerland GPM from Germany

Software project management
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6 Project planning Planning, estimating and scheduling project development and assigning people to tasks Reporting Reporting progress to customers and to higher-level managers p gpg g g Risk management Assess and monitor these risks, take action when

Software Project Management
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Abstract In this paper we discuss that Software projects have several properties that make them very different to other kinds of engineering project and discuss a platform where people share their skills and work on the project. In this platform the project managers

Software Project Management
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This course examines the factors necessary for the successful management of information systems development or enhancement projects. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. Topics include project management concepts, needs

Software Project Management
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an extended overview of many important issues around which such knowledge should be structured. The introductory section merely introduces the issues and the context within which the other sections discuss them. Each Information systems are usually developed in projects. Most tasks and activities discussed in the previous chapters take place within these projects. These projects must be planned, carried out, monitored and evaluated. Project management is the framework in which the
Abstract-A model called DesignNet for dexribing and monitoring the software development process is presented. Tbis model utilizes the AND/OR graph and Petri net notation to provide the description of a project work breakdown structure and tbc specigcation of

Software project management practices: Failure versus success
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An analysis of approximately 250 large software projects between 1995 and 2004 shows an interesting pattern. When comparing large projects that successfully achieved their cost and schedule estimates against those that ran late, were over budget, or were cancelled

Software project management: for small to medium sized projects
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My Personal Review: I have been using this text in a software project management course that I am teaching and have found it to be a great resource. The majority of my students have been from a technical background and are exploring the possibilities of moving to project

A net practice for software project management
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Technical and managerial complexity increasingly overwhelm project managers. To rein in that complexity, the authors propose PM-Net, a model that captures the concurrent, iterative, and evolutionary nature of software development. It adopts the basic

Improving software development management through software project telemetry
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Authorized licensed use limited to: Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza. Downloaded on April 17, 2009 at 04: 27 from IEEE Xplore. Restrictions apply. dozens of specialists monitor telemetry data from sensors attached to a space vehicle and its occupants. They use this data for

A generic agent framework to support the various software project management processes
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Abstract Despite various research efforts originating from both academia and industry, software projects have a high rate of failure, more specific, software projects often do not comply with the traditional standard measurements of success, namely time, cost and

Applying management reserve to software project management
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Today's standard of practice for managing a project's management reserve is an art form. In an effort to make this activity more scientific, the Software Division at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center has begun to use an extension of the Cost/Schedule Control Systems

Software Project Management-A Mapping between RUP and the PMBOK
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Many organizations wish to standardize their software engineering practices as well as their project management (PM) practices, and two well-known processes are available to help in both these areas, respectively. The IBM Rational Unified Process, or RUP , offers a

Software engineering project management.
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24 May 2001/Vol. 44, No. 5 COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM tage for many years. The imposition of new methods, standards, and techniques disrupts their job satisfaction and productivity. Producers can be crucial to software development projects. On the minus

Software engineering project management: A top-down view
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Abstract:This paper attempts to identify and describe a comprehensive set of project management and software engineering project management activities and tasks that should be undertaken by any manager who is assigned the responsibility of managing a software Although both the technological and managerial aspects of software engineering were recognized at about the same time,'2 improvements and developments in management have not kept pace with advances in the technology. The technology of software

An evolutionary software project management maturity model for Mauritius
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Abstract Software project management is a relatively recent discipline that emerged during the second half of the 20th century (Kwak, 2003). Many of the software project management methodologies available today were developed in Western/European countries and

An interactive simulation game for software project management (SOFTSIM)
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AN INTERACTIVE SIMULATION GAME FOR SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT (SOFTSIM) by Yaman Barias Ibrahim Bayraktutar Department of Systems Analysis Miami University Oxford, 45056 ABSTRACT Various uses of system dynamics models in

Project management tools and software failures and successes
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The construction of large software systems is one of the most hazardous activities of the business world. The failure or cancellation rate of large software systems is over 20 percent. Of the large systems that are completed, about two thirds experience schedule delays and

An Integrated Approach to Simulation Based Learning in Support of Strategic and Project Management in Software Organisations
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Abstract Industrial software development is a highly complex, dynamic task, which is not only determined by the choice of the right technologies but also–to a large degree–by the knowledge and skills of the people involved. The success of software organisations

An assessment of software project management maturity in Mauritius
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Abstract It is sometimes very difficult for an organization to adopt a specific software project management methodology in a short space of time. It requires sufficient time, adequate financial support and skilled human resources in order to start with a comprehensive

ICEBERG: a different look at Software Project Management
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Abstract Every project-whatever the application field-should be managed taking into account at least four dimensions: Time, Cost, Quality and Risk. To manage these dimensions, a key tool for a Project Manager is to increase project visibility, defined as the amount of

Project management software systems
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The product Collinor IRP was originally developed and distributed by the Collogia Unternehmensberatung AG. The first version of the software was designed for a large customer in 2000. Since then, the company has worked constantly on extending the

Teaching software project management using simulations.
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Abstract An experience-dominated subject like software project management cannot be learned by merely attending lectures. Additional labs, however, even with only modest real- life projects, call for substantial effort to be spent by the instructors as well as by the In August of 1980, we wrote an articlel in which we hypothesized 20 major software engineering project management problems.(To avoid later confusion, we define a" software engineering project" as a software development task that has a prescribed starting point, a

Teaching Software Project Management using Simulations-The AMEISE Environment: from Concepts to Class Room Experience.
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1. Objectives The AMEISE (A Media Education Initiative for Software Engineering) approach focuses on the simulation of software project management processes. Based on Stuttgart University's SESAM (Software Engineering Simulation by Animated Models)[1], the

People factors in agile software development and project management
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ABSTRACT With the increasing popularity of Agile Methods, many software organisations are moving away from traditional methods to adopt Agile development methodologies. Instead of being predictive, Agile is rather adaptive and people-focussed. It advocates a

Girassol: A web-based software project management tool
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Abstract. Girassol is a web-based software project management tool that has the purpose of controlling organizational processes, projects, and documents. This tool provides project managers with a set of functionalities that allow them to put PMBOK, workflow, and

Evaluating the use of system dynamics models in software project management
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Abstract This paper presents an empirical study aiming to evaluate the application of system dynamics models in software project management. In this study, a project concerning the specification and implementation of part of an academic control system for a graduate

A Survey on Challenges of Software Project Management.
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Abstract-Recent surveys indicate that software projects have still high failure rates. In order to increase the odds of success, we have to identify the challenges and determine the causes. Management issues, rather than technological issues, are mostly the causes of

Making Sense of Software Project Management: A case of knowledge sharing in softwaredevelopment
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Abstract: In this paper we empirically explore knowledge sharing in a group of project managers in the Danish software company SpaceSoft. We apply a framework of sensemaking that focuses on how people participate in creating shared meanings. The

Using Stakeholder Analysis in Software Project Management
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Every software professional that has been part of more than one project knows for sure: no two projects are the same. Different circumstances make most software projects unique in several aspects. And with different situations come different approaches to handle project

Visual Modeling and Software Project Management
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Abstract During last decades in Software Engineering the concept of software development process was formed where analysis and design played a significant role. Visual modeling takes an important place there. However practice of the last years has shown, that these

It software project management: impact of team cohesiveness on productivity and performance
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The efficiency of IT projects and, in particular of those that are software intensive, is determined by the productivity of the project's team members. A large number and variety of researchers have proved that team cohesiveness has a major impact on productivity. This

An academic project management web system developed through a software house simulation in a classroom
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1 UFT–Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil Department of Computer Science Abstract. This work presents an academic project management web system that can be applied to support the educational planning and management demands of the discipline Graduation

Agile software project management methodologies
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Successfully project planning, coordinating and controlling in order to deal effectively with projects sponsors, customers, unexpected risks and changing scope are difficult tasks even for the most experienced project managers. Different surveys indicated that about half of

A decision support system for game-based simulative environment of software developmentproject management
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Abstract:Simulations are today very common and are used frequently for education, testing, research, development, gaming etc. With a simulation and a decision support system, certain factors are manipulated depending on what event is being emulated. This

Project management software systems
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This report is the complete guide to a successful project management (PM) software selection program. It provides an in-depth look at the current state of the market and technologies in the PM software sector. The authors have tested and evaluated the

WSR analysis to the development of an enterprise management software project
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ABSTRACT In this paper, a software development project of enterprise management is analyzed. For most enterprises in China, the management levels are still very low. So are the practices of computerized support for managerial work. Comprehensive reforms have

Using MCDA and Bayesian Belief Networks to Aid Decision Making Based on Software Project Management Antipatterns
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Abstract Antipatterns in software project management are mechanisms that describe commonly occurring solutions to problems that generate negative consequences. The Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) approach has been recently proposed for modelling

Stochastic models for software project management
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This article presents a method for determining the nnmber and characteristics of milestones to be achieved during a development projectin order that effective monitors of progress can be provided. Projections of-progfess data lead to'estimates of the completion with

Focusing on maturity levels for the effective management of end users involved in software project teams
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Much has been said in the literature regarding the importance of improving the performance of software development people as well as the quality of service and support they give to end users. Models have been developed to indicate that focus should be placed on the
Indian software industry has attracted considerable global attention in recent times primarily because of its phenomenal growth in the last decade. The industry's big firms are growing at a decent rate. However, a software company's growing business, associates with it, many

Private sector versus public sector research on software project management: an exploratory study
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ABSTRACT Project managers typically set three success criteria for their projects: meet specifications, be on time, and be on budget. However, software projects frequently fail to meet these criteria. Software engineers, acquisition officers, and project managers have

A project management methodology for commercial software reengineering
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Changes in production, economic and technological environments are forcing organisations to update their information systems. In particular environments and circumstances, reengineering presents itself as a valid option to realise these updates. The reengineering

Mapping agile project management practices to project management challenges forsoftware development
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Abstract Agile project management is gaining attention as an effective method that project management practitioners can use to solve their project management challenges. The use of traditional project management methodologies is criticized, because they may result in

Hardware Project Management-What we Can Learn from the Software Development Process for Hardware Design.
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Abstract: Nowadays hardware development process is more and more software oriented. Hardware description languages (HDLs), like VHDL or Verilog, are used to describe the hardware on the register-transfer level (RTL) or on even higher levels of abstraction.

The Project Matrix: A Model for Software Engineering Project Management
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Abstract The Project Matrix is a project management model of a software development project. This model requires no special resources other than those normally assigned to a software development project and has proved to be effective in coordinating the work of

Software Project Management: The Magic Suit of Clothes
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You software guys are like the weavers in the story about the Emperor and his new clothes. Every time I come by to see how things are going, the weavers tell me that they're fantastically busy weaving this magic cloth, and that I'll look great when I wear it in the big

Project management software selection using analytical hierarchy process
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ABSTRACT A very large class of problems in management and administration are known as multiattribute decision problems. Such problems involve decisions that must take into account large numbers of variables and objectives that cannot always be directly

Evolutionary Computing in Software Project Management using Event Based Scheduler
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Abstract Enormous amount of software companies exists and are growing at a very high rate. The main problem encountered by these software companies is project scheduling, staffing and accessing resources. To overcome this issue two algorithms are empowered

Software Project Management for Developing Countries
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Abstract-Software is developed and implemented by enterprises that wish to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. This process is often undertaken by persons who have little or no formal training in the field, particularly in developing countries. The results are

The Seven Deadly Sins of Software Project Management
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Introduction 3 Sin 1: Trying to Define All Requirements Up Front. 4 Sin 2: Ignoring the Iron Triangle.. Seven Deadly Sins of Software Project Management [ 3 ] Copyright

Software project management and planning: the case of the Greek IT sector
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Some of the most important factors that affect the competitiveness of the companies within the IT/IS sector are the use of modern management techniques and state-of-the-art production tools. This research attempts to examine the production process adopted and

A Framework for Harnessing the Best of Both Worlds in Software Project Management: Agile and Traditional
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Abstract According to formal project management methodology, projects go through three key phases. Out of the three, the executing phase occupies the largest portion of the project life span in which most of the work needed to achieve the objectives of the project is

Bringing real-life practice in software project management training through a simulation-based serious game
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Abstract: Nowadays, we can observe a lack of tools that allow teaching and assessing in Software Project Management in a more real-life way. In this paper, we discuss the need of developing tools to teach in the scope of Software Project Management, and how we can

Knowledge Based Project Duration Estimation for Workflow Based Document Management Software Projects
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This paper analyzes the existing types of duration estimation models for software projects. We focus on Metrix model and investigate its applicability for duration estimation of software projects that focus on delivering workflow based software systems. The Metrix model is a

Is there an underlying theory of software project management
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Abstract: Traditional project management methods are based on scientific principles that would be considered normal science, but lack any theoretical basis for this approach.[33, 34, 65] These principles make use of linear step–wise refinement of the project

Software project management: new analysis of specific engineering and managementprocesses in modern graphical printing industry production
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Abstract: Proper and effective Software Project Management (SPM) is usually the most important factor in the outcome of a project for many companies in modern graphical printing industry production(MGPIP) and their project engineers and managers [7]. Article

Managing outsourced software development: Does organisational distance demand differentproject management
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Abstract Software development is increasingly spread around the world through partnering agreements, distributed development centres within multi national organisations and outsourced development. Increased organisational distance, intuitively, would affect the
In the IT industry, customers want the vendor organisations to deliver defect free software within agreed and negotiated timeframe. This task can be achieved through combination of two approaches–process-oriented approach and quantitative control of the process. The

BITS: Issue Tracking and Project Management Tool in Healthcare Software Development.
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Abstract Healthcare information management systems (HIMS) are critical in day-to-day management of large healthcare institutions to provide timely and accurate patient/diagnosis/treatment information, to improve the quality of service and to lower the

Safeguarding clinical software–A managerial case study about project management and oversight
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Abstract Clinical software has become such an important factor in health care that government agencies have considered to regulate its release like the one for pharmaceuticals. Scientific organizations have doubted feasibility of all encompassing

COSMIC-based Project Management in Agile Software Development and Mapping onto related CMMI-DEV Process Areas
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Abstract: Functional Size Measurement (FSM) methods have been introduced in the industry since late 70 s and have been successfully adopted in software development projects for sizing the amount of functional requirements, often for software estimation purposes.

Free software project management HOWTO
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This HOWTO is designed for people with experience in programming and some skills in managing a software project but who are new to the world of free software. This document is meant to act as a guide to the non-technical aspects of free software project management

System dynamics modeling for overtime management strategy of software project
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Abstract Schedule overrun is a major problem that disturbed software project team. How to solve this problem For most software project managers, the first reaction is to work overtime. There is no doubt overtime can alleviate this problem to some extend, but is it an

A Management Framework for Software Project Development
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ABSTRACT Software project development includes a number of activities that result in a delivered product (software). As software becomes more and more expensive to develop, project management has been recognised as a difficult task in practice. There are a lot of

Some features of project management using dedicated software in the land surveying works
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Abstract:-In this article we pointed out the main features to be taken into account in land surveying projects. These specific items are found especially in the area of risk management, which must be taken into account and properly quantified. Therefore, to

Critical aspects of project management causing major impacts on software development
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ABSTRACT The development process for modern softwares has become a solid engineering paradigm rather than a social activity. In this regard the project management for software development has become one of the most leading areas of interest. An affective

Study the Impact of Requirements Management Characteristics in Global SoftwareDevelopment Project: An Ontology Based Approach
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ABSTRACT Requirements Management is one of the challenging and key tasks in the development of software products in distributed software development environment. One of the key reasons found in our literature survey the failure of software projects due to poor

Practical Software and Systems Measurement: A Foundation for Objective Project Management
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Background-Practical Software Measurement (PSM) began as a companion guidebook to MIL-STD-498-Emphasis on PRACTICAL-Version 1.1 published in mid-90's-Version 4.1 published in 2001~ Annual User Conference began in 1997-Free companion tool (PSM

Software e-Projects-New Job Opportunities for the Project Management Professionals
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Software e-projects differ from traditional software projects, having an information and communications technologies (ICTs) intensive communication. As the most high-tech projects, the speed of the processes increases, project managers focus on time to achieve

Towards large scale software project development and management
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ABSTRACT: These days, a lot of companies all over the world have interest in large scale Software Development in a distributive manner. The question is how does distributed development works There are stakeholders from different national and organizational

Influence of Project Management Software Tools Usage on Project Success
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Abstract. Considering the ever faster rate of business activities, it is important for each organization to establish a smooth flow of relevant information and coordination of business activities. Nowadays they are almost unimaginable to achieve without using information

Project Management Software
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Abstract A project is an ensemble of temporary endeavor framed in time through a defined beginning and an end, constrained by his allocated funds, undertaken to meet particular goals. They talk a lot about European funds and the European and international project

Project Configuration: Making Project Management Software More Useful
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ABSTRACT Many project teams are challenged in the early project phases by basic project management issues, such as the project organization, scheduling and contract form. This is often especially evident with EPC and other types of design-build contracts. Project

Evolving an Infrastructure for Engineering, Communication, Project Management and Socialization to Facilitate Student Global Software Development Projects
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ABSTRACT With the rapid increase in offshore outsourcing of software development, Global Software Development (GSD) has become the need of the hour. This, in turn, necessitates preparing computer science students to face the challenges associated with GSD. Today's

Comparison On Open Source Collaborative Project Management Software
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COMPARISON ON OPEN SOURCE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Cosmin MARIN Ph. D., candidate, BSc, BA, PMP, Solution Director AAM Consulting cosmin. marin@ aamconsulting. ro Abstract: Modern concepts, like team collaboration and project

INVESTIGATING THE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP STYLES IN TECHNOLOGY SECTOR THAT CONTRIBUTE TO SOFTWARE PROJECT
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ABSTRACT The proper use of project management tools and the application of the mechanics of project management were once thought to be the major factors contributing to software project success. Current literature suggests that the management skills including

ALMA Software Project Management–Lessons Learned
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Abstract The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest radio telescope currently under construction by a world-wide collaboration. The first antennas (the total will be 54 12m antennas and 12 7m antennas) are being commissioned to become

Integrated Approach for Software Project Management Methodology Selection
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Abstract The success rates of software projects are remaining too minimal over the years due to various technical and managerial issues. One aspect of the managerial issue includes selection and usage of appropriate software development and management

The impact of release management and quality improvement in open source software project management
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Abstract The open source practices have been remarkable successful in recent years, there are a number of product quality challenges facing the open source development model. Regarding to the fact that rare open source projects have achieved success with end

Release process on quality improvement in open source software project management
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Abstract: Problem statement: The Software Industry has changed and developed as a consequence of the impact of Open Source Software (OSS) since 1990s. Over a period of time, OSS has evolved in an integrated manner and most of the participants in OSS

Value of project management–a value assessment based case study for software project
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Abstract:-The amount of software has increased in several products. Software projects have become more complex and their management requires significant amount of skills from every project manager. The amount of available resources, strict budgets, cost control and

Effort Estimations Based on Lines of Code and Function Points in Software Project Management
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Summary The project is a collection of inter related activities that are executed in a certain order. Projectargets while optimizing the use of resources over the course duration of a project. One of the most

Software Project Management-Software by Committee
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The article presents a process of project management and comments on the business and legal foundations of this process. It is important to adopt a workable project management strategy. This is true not only from a project management perspective, but a legal

Enhancing Software Project Management Courses With Industry Participation.
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Abstract:It is difficult to convince students that proper software engineering methodology is useful until they face a large project with serious deadlines based on legacy code. Without a realistic experience, students often do not understand why software engineering

Comparative Analysis of the ISO 10006: 2003 against other Standards and Guidelines related to Software Project Management
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Abstract. Nowadays, the Project Management field is in a stage in which its processes and concepts are being normalized and harmonized. The standard ISO 10006: 2003 is an example of it. The goal of this standard is to provide an orientation about the concepts,
Project management techniques in the software industry have gained paramount importance. Traditional project management techniques like PERT/critical path method have proved to be inadequate because of the need for concurrent work scheduling and

An Exploratory Study of Arabic Language Support in Software Project Management Tools
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Abstract Due to the increasing demand for software in managing software development projects, the need of Arabic project management tools to be used by Arabic native speakers is emerging. Moreover, since there is hundreds of effective English project management

An Enhanced Software Project Management Methodology Accompanying Agile and CMMI
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Abstract:The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has conducted extensive research on improving the quality of software development process. Project management (PM) is an important part in software development organizations. Without proper software project

Human Behavioral Modeling for Enhanced Software Project Management
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ABSTRACT Despite advances in technology and the growing maturity of processes, software project outcomes are still highly dependent on the performance of members in the software project team. The individual and team performance is based on human aspects–

An Exploratory Study of Game-based M-learning for Software Project Management.
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Abstract: Given that the virtues of m-learning have not yet been fully exploited in teaching Software Project Management (SPM), this paper embarks on a timely endeavour to explore the use of game-based m-learning for SPM by introducing a game called Mobile

A Simulation Game for Software Project Management
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ABSTRACT The software industry is one of the most rapidly growing businesses in our age. Yet, this growth has not been a wellbalanced one. On the one hand, on the technical side, programming languages, programming techniques and methodologies have exhibited an

An empirical research on the relationships between software product management andsoftware project management
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Abstract This paper is a dedicated research on the way the fields of Software Product Management and Software Project Management collaborate with each other, within software product companies. It analyzes the dependencies between software product and software

Software project management for software assurance
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14. ABSTRACT This report presents information on how the need for software assurance affects software project management. The impact of software assurance on the tasks and concerns of a project manager are addressed, first in terms of discipline, then in terms of

Some Management Principles Learned from Scrum Practices within a Global SoftwareDevelopment Project
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Abstract:This paper describes some management lessons learned from a Global Software Development project undertaken in an educational setting with the students from Senegal, India, and the US. It was the first time that the project adopted Agile Methodologies and

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