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Soft Skills – An Important Key for Employability in the "Shift to a Service Driven Economy" Era

Ilana Lavy
2013 International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning  
This study that maps the real market soft-skills' requirements, was initiated due to employers' complains about the lack of soft skills among IT graduates.  ...  Index Terms-IT soft skills, human interaction skills for IT.  ...  In this paper, we use the term IT to refer to the entire computing industry, or the use of computers and software applications to manage information.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijeeee.2013.v3.270 fatcat:uvkxhmsh25h27cik4lg6rhyyxe

Enhancing Information Systems Students' Soft Skill – a Case Study

Aharon Yadin
2012 International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science  
In order to strengthen the soft skills in the context of system analysis and design, we suggest a workshop structure emphasizing these soft skills while students analyze and design a complete information  ...  However, in many cases the soft skills are not sufficiently addressed, and even if they are, it is not necessarily in the context of software development projects.  ...  The paper includes a literature review regarding the importance of soft skills for IS graduates, a brief description of the SAD workshop that was used for enhancing the soft skills, the study performed  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.10.03 fatcat:wlxrvx7blngajl5shlvxxh3zdq

Explicit specification framework to manage software project effectively

Kamal Uddin Sarker, Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and informatics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,Malaysia
2020 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
The highest GRA rank is found for the average of six distinct parameters though it is comparatively more complex for explicit documentation.  ...  Methods: A software project management framework is developed based on the findings of an empirical study on recent commonly used methodologies and root cause analysis on the reasons for project failure  ...  Project management is a systematic study to enhance teams' capability.  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/v13i36.1244 fatcat:wzlyf7bvyffpvcxevlbfbwrlpm

Systematic Tracking of Key Performance Indicators for Enhanced Use of Enterprise Reports in the Soft Drinks Industry in Kenya

Ratemo Makiya Cyprian, Obare Erick Oteyo, Kwama Leonard Ogweno
2014 IOSR Journal of Business and Management  
The study was informed by systems theory, whereby enterprise reporting was regarded a component of a computer based information system of a typical organization.  ...  Computer based information systems that exist in organizations gather and store voluminous data that is a useful resource in supporting management decision making.  ...  This study was informed by systems theory and in the context of this study the system is an integrated computer based management information system in the organization; that gather, store, process, evaluate  ... 
doi:10.9790/487x-167593100 fatcat:ketqvkszordrtlwjj3vdsahjwy

A Database Practicum for Teaching Database Administration and Software Development at Regis University

Robert Thomas Mason
2013 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
Executive Summary This research paper compares a database practicum at the Regis University College for Professional Studies (CPS) with technology oriented practicums at other universities.  ...  The Regis database practicum fosters the development of soft skills by allowing students to volunteer in leadership roles, such as Project Manager, Technical Lead, and Project Lead.  ...  Another example of a practicum in the area of Business Administration includes a wide-range of practicum activities such as writing a business plan, managing a retail shop, creating computer record applications  ... 
doi:10.28945/1858 fatcat:kvifi4xitfhhrf7qqlvmsuloxe

Application Of A Systemic Soft Domain-Driven Design Framework

Mohammed Salahat, Steve Wade, Izhar Ul-Haq
2009 Zenodo  
This paper proposes a "soft systems" approach to domain-driven design of computer-based information systems.  ...  We have used this framework in action research projects that have involved the investigation and modelling of business processes using object-oriented domain models and the implementation of software systems  ...  Our first two case studies have focussed on the development of a peer-tutoring-system and a support system for the school's combined studies programme.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1059935 fatcat:w4s7xmkfdbgzvkpxlryvfqxi44

Soft Architectural Distance (SAD): How Far is the Legacy Architecture from SOA Architecture Principle?

Amit Mishra
2016 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
This study presented here helps to analyze the current state of LEGACY software architecture and develops a methodology to compare it with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  ...  The notion of Soft Architectural Distance (SAD) is developed in this work. Degree of SADness will indicate the level of gaps in current architecture w.r.t. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  ...  It Is A Way To Expose A Discrete System Capability As An Autonomous Unit That Can Be Used By Any Consumer Application Requiring This Feature. Encapsulation Hides The Inner Workings Of The Capability.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0661-15010010107-12 fatcat:6j3ypvcrxfc4vjmfrdcju7kcey

IT: The Sequel

Don Tapscott, Art Carson
1993 Journal of Business Strategy  
At the same time, such architectures provide a platform for entrepreneurial innovation in the use of computers by business teams—while maintaining an enter- prise capability.  ...  Our aerospace businesses, for example, have made great strides in hypersonics and aircraft designs by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the capabilities of a variety of complex aerospace  ... 
doi:10.1108/eb039572 pmid:10127319 fatcat:ld67ginidbcijkpluembroiqme

A Systematic Review on Architecting for Software Evolvability

Hongyu Pei Breivold, Ivica Crnkovic
2010 2010 21st Australian Software Engineering Conference  
In this paper, we undertake a systematic review to obtain an overview of the existing studies in promoting software evolvability at architectural level.  ...  For long-lived systems, there is a need to address evolvability (i.e. a system's ability to easily accommodate changes) explicitly during the entire lifecycle.  ...  A comparative study of these architecture knowledge management tools is detailed in [S53] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/aswec.2010.11 dblp:conf/aswec/BreivoldC10 fatcat:ulnian6acvg4xbusnpl5q4yhnq

Nature and Importance of Soft Skills in Software Project Leaders

Narendra M. Agrawal, Mohan Thite
2003 Social Science Research Network  
In the light of the research findings that lack of soft skills is one of the key reasons for the high rate of failure of information systems projects, this study assesses the difficulties experienced by  ...  Indian software industry has had a phenomenal growth since the last decade of the twentieth century.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to Ministry of HRD, Government of India and the Center for Software Management, Indian Institute of Management for the financial support provided for the study  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2159692 fatcat:vy7b2qfe7fd3xk7vygkk46542a

Flexible Self-Managing Pipe-line Framework Reducing Development Risk to Improve Software Quality

Nitin Deepak, Shishir Kumar
2015 International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science  
Many process models deliver the process related to development life cycle, but the risk assessment at an early stage is still an issue and is a significant subject for research.  ...  Besides, the efficiency of our approach is manifested by the preliminary experiment.  ...  A descriptive model describes the history of how a particular software system was developed. A prescriptive model prescribes how a new software system should be developed.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.07.05 fatcat:hd2qfherk5c2dm4gj7po5s2lm4

Decision Support Systems [chapter]

Daniel J. Power, Ramesh Sharda
2009 Springer Handbook of Automation  
Model management software can be centralized on a server with a database, or specific models can be distributed to client computers.  ...  DSS may support a manager using a single personal computer or a large group of managers in a networked client-server environment. These latter systems are often called enterprise-wide DSS.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78831-7_87 fatcat:yund5ij6svhyhpauz6n3ztojtm

Soft Systems Methodology in an Educational Context—Enhancing Students Perception and Understanding

Aharon Yadin
2013 International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning  
The course draws a comparison between the systems analysis processes used in computing systems (hard systems) and the organizational analysis methodologies applied in soft systems, such as Checklands'  ...  This study was performed within a graduate course in the Organizational Development and Consulting graduate program.  ...  For doing so, they thought additional information is required, such as a list of available and capable lecturers.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijeeee.2013.v3.258 fatcat:jrfevahfzbdnpezdgxd3ve5cse

Benefits, Barriers and Applications of Information Communication Technology in Construction Industry: a Contemporary Study

Dr T. G. Vasista, Mr Abraham Abone
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
Two rationalities are considered as a basis for working on ICT applications in construction management viz.: (i) Six stages of Project Life cycle management and (ii) Nine project management knowledge areas  ...  In the construction industry there is a necessity for improving the construction efficiency through adopting innovative methods.  ...  Automation and Management Systems (BAMS) due to its enhanced intelligence obtained from the Predictive insights for building operations; with the capability of Measuring the IoT business index for construction  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i3.27.18004 fatcat:htghvnq7zzdtlaiy6kfkn4fxwq

THE PROCESS OF INTRA-FIRM TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: A CASE STUDY OF A MARINE MINING COMPANY

Thami Behane, Sara Grobbelaar
2018 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
Using a case study methodology, the analysis sheds light on the current process to transfer technology, and major barriers to and elements of success.  ...  Subsidiary A of the marine mining company is primarily reliant on research and development as a key driver of technology development and continuous business improvement; an optimal technology transfer  ...  In order to acquire this technology in the business, Subsidiary A was funded by Subsidiary B to purchase the CFD software from a computer software contractor for Subsidiary A. Transfer overview.  ... 
doi:10.7166/29-1-1705 fatcat:zzexfly6wjaehfzblee57bmjou
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