Approaches for Measuring the Management Effectiveness of Software Projects
Demir, Kadir Alpaslan
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There are various studies reporting the success and failure rates of software projects [GA,CH,EL]. Even with the lowest failure rates reported, the software projects are significantly failing when compared to projects in other fields. In [SL], current project management issues in leading project-based industries are listed. Among nine industries, in only software industry column, overruns and poor performance is explicitly listed as an issue among others. The average software project is likely to be six to 12 months behind schedule and 50 to 100 percent over budget [YO]. One would expect that our record in software projects should have been much better with all the advancements in technical aspects of software engineering. However, we believe relying merely on technological advances would be misleading. We also need significant advances in software project management field to achieve better results in software projects. Therefore, proposals and discussions for applicable and viable theories, models, tools and practices in software project management are important steps in achieving better project outcomes.
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