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Title: Improving the performance of software development projects: a system dynamics approach
Authors: Mancuso, Paolo
Armenia, Stefano
Keywords: human resource
resource sharing
project management
system dynamics
software engineering
business games
Soft OR
decision support systems
collegial decision making
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2005
Abstract: Successful product development projects are critical to competitiveness in several industries. Successful management of these projects requires an understanding and use of the dynamics of projects. Existing research has focused on a static view of project management. This research investigates the impacts of dynamic project structure on performance with a focus on the influence of the development process. A dynamic simulation model of a single phase project was built using the system dynamics methodology. The model integrates several previously developed and tested software project structures and adds a separate structure for the negotiation process. Simulations describe the behaviour generated by the interaction of a customized development project phase and a project management structure. Project performance is measured in time, quality and cost. The research finds that development processes significantly impact the dynamic behaviour of projects through the feedback, delays ...
Description: 17. ciclo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2108/192
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