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Uncertainty Management in Software Projects

Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho, Suzana Cândido de Barros Sampaio, Telma Lúcia de Andrade Lima, Hermano Perrelli de Moura
2015 Journal of Software  
Key words: Software project management, uncertainties in projects management, uncertainty in software projects.  ...  The aim of this paper is to present an Evidence-Based Software Engineering and based on that, to elaborate an approach to manage uncertainties in software projects.  ...  The research method used in this work is based on the Experimental Software Engineering principles which is based in conducting primary and secondary studies in different investigation stages [6] .  ... 
doi:10.17706/jsw.10.3.288-303 fatcat:h2lrxvulivdvbhllqpa4upu2ty

4 Managing layers of risk: Uncertainty in large development programs combining agile software development and traditional project management [chapter]

Torgeir Dingsøyr, Yvan Petit
2021 Project Risk Management  
This is the objective of this exploratory study which investigates the following research question: How does a large software/hardware development project using agile practices manage uncertainty at project  ...  How risks are managed implicitly and explicitly at multiple levels of agile projects has not been extensively studied and there is a need to investigate how risk management can be used in large agile projects  ...  We are very grateful to Andreas Bredesen and Elin Lintvedt at Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for administering a project-wide survey and setting up individual interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110652321-005 fatcat:t2nto2okzbcf7fnac3axpihtz4

A Systematic Review of Uncertainties in Software Project Management

Marcelo Marinho, Suzana Sampaio, Telma Lima, Hermano de Moura
2014 International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications  
This paper presents a systematic review about software project management uncertainties.  ...  The threats identified by uncertainty in day-to-day of a project are real and immediate and the stakes in a project are often high.  ...  This research aimed to contribute with to the uncertainties management in project management software, contribute to software engineering based on evidence.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijsea.2014.5601 fatcat:muixdfe2xzft5ntuvivot7y67y

Uncertainty Management in Software Projects: A Case Study in a Public Company [article]

Karina Macedo, Marcelo Marinho, Simone Santos
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present findings from a case study in which we explore how to apply the Management Uncertainty Software Project (MUPS) approach.  ...  However, various project management approaches do not consider the uncertainties that exist in projects.  ...  Uncertainty Management in Software Projects Marinho [11] presents a theoretical approach to managing uncertainties in software projects, (hereafter referred to as "MUSP"), that is based on six practice  ... 
arXiv:1902.05835v1 fatcat:nw4rkayqmve2tn2g4tcassbqyq

A Guide to Deal With Uncertainties in Software Project Management

Marcelo Marinho, Suzana Sampaio, Telma Lima, Hermano de Moura
2014 International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology (IJCSIT)  
It aims to present the best practices to manage uncertainties in software projects in a structured way including techniques and strategies to uncertainties containment.  ...  This paper presents a systematic review about uncertainties management in software projects and a guide is proposed based on the review.  ...  It has been created a uncertainty management guide for software projects to support project managers and teams in their day-by-day so it may reduce the uncertainty level in the project.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijcsit.2014.6501 fatcat:f5rrbfcfrrfwtgqavgn3r4w6de

Managing uncertainty in project portfolio cost estimation

Ioannis Stamelos, Lefteris Angelis
2001 Information and Software Technology  
In order to calculate the possible cost of the entire project portfolio, one must combine the single project estimates taking into account the uncertainty involved.  ...  Although typically a software development organisation is involved in more than one project simultaneously, the available tools in the area of software cost estimation deal mostly with single software  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the anonymous referees for their helpful and constructive comments that helped us in improving the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0950-5849(01)00183-5 fatcat:kmt4gmhedvfargzodyymch3c6m

Information technology and knowledge in software development teams: The role of project uncertainty

Nikhil Mehta, Dianne Hall, Terry Byrd
2014 Information & Management  
While project uncertainty confounds the knowledge-sharing processes regardless of technology, the frequency of technology use routinely increases knowledge exchange and combination in a software team.  ...  ., knowledge exchange and knowledge combination, under conditions of project uncertainty.  ...  In software development teams, uncertainty in project requirements or outcomes can confound the team's ability to progress through the project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.im.2014.02.007 fatcat:7koxh6ksirfhnojan24777e33q

Mindfulness in Early Signs to Manage Software Projects in the Face of Uncertainty

Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho, Suzana Cândido de Barros Sampaio, Alexandre José Henrique de Oliveira Luna, Telma Lúcia de Andrade Lima, Hermano Perrelli de Moura
2017 Journal of Software  
Conclusion: This study contributes to software project management by developing recommendations to manage uncertainties.  ...  Finally, a series of recommendations were designed in order to help the software project managers.  ...  Acknowledgment Authors would like to thank Postgraduate Programme in Administration and Rural Development PADR for supporting the development of this work as well as the reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.17706/jsw.12.7.526-545 fatcat:awe7o5gkzvfrdm3z62zetyk6ly

Towards a Quantitative Model to Deal with Uncertainty Management in Software Projects

Jefferson Ferreira Barbosa, Hermano Perrelli De Moura, Marcelo Luiz Monteiro Marinho
2020 Anais Estendidos do XI Congresso Brasileiro de Software: Teoria e Prática (CBSoft 2020)   unpublished
and uncertainties in software projects and as a result, contribute with the advance of state of the art in the practice of risk and uncertainty management in project software.  ...  The correct risk and uncertainty management in software projects can represent a competitive differential for the software development industry.  ...  Keywords: Software Engineering. Project Management. Uncertainty in Project Management. Quantification Techniques.  ... 
doi:10.5753/cbsoft_estendido.2020.14614 fatcat:a2pq5f5r4fbqblwapzhppygww4

A robust search-based approach to project management in the presence of abandonment, rework, error and uncertainty

G. Antoniol, M. Di Penta, M. Harman
10th International Symposium on Software Metrics, 2004. Proceedings.  
Managing a large software project involves initial estimates that may turn out to be erroneous or that might be expressed with some degree of uncertainty.  ...  The paper presents results from the application of these techniques to data obtained from a large scale commercial software maintenance project.  ...  Search heuristics have been applied in the past to solve some related software project management problems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/metric.2004.1357901 dblp:conf/metrics/AntoniolPH04 fatcat:o3ususjm45a5ph6gj2vnpetfpi

Portfolio management of software development projects using COCOMO II

Wiboon Jiamthubthugsin, Daricha Sutivong
2006 Proceeding of the 28th international conference on Software engineering - ICSE '06  
Software development projects are subject to external and internal risks that cause delays, budget overrun and poor quality.  ...  In addition, this paper introduces time constraints into portfolio management without assuming unrealistic linearity between effort and time.  ...  INTRODUCTION Portfolio management of software development projects means management based on an overall performance of the project set.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1134285.1134443 dblp:conf/icse/JiamthubthugsinS06 fatcat:nsoysqxpnffplbjin77rfzovsi

Uncertainty profile and software project performance: A cross-national comparison

Kwan-Sik Na, Xiaotong Li, James T. Simpson, Ki-Yoon Kim
2004 Journal of Systems and Software  
Many software projects are inevitably associated with various types and degrees of uncertainty. It is not uncommon to see software project spiral out of control with escalated resource requirements.  ...  Previous empirical studies of US software firms support the adoption of development standardization and user requirement analysis techniques in risk-based software project management.  ...  Lynsey Delane for her assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0164-1212(03)00014-1 fatcat:ykuaddh2jvdi3jic3d6xh5luku

Software maintenance project delays prediction using Bayesian Networks

A DEMELO, A SANCHEZ
2008 Expert systems with applications  
Managing software maintenance is rarely a precise task due to uncertainties concerned with resources and services descriptions.  ...  This paper presents a knowledge-based representation (Bayesian Networks) for maintenance project delays based on specialists experience and a corresponding tool to help in managing software maintenance  ...  The importance of treating uncertainties in project developments has already been recognised in the fields of project management (Chapman & Ward, 2000; Green, 2001; Ward & Chapman, 2003) and software  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2006.10.040 fatcat:5xu6yvgmcrd3jm4nnbzhdre2cm

The effects of project uncertainty and risk management on IS development project performance: A vendor perspective

Liu Jun, Wang Qiuzhen, Ma Qingguo
2011 International Journal of Project Management  
The structural contingency perspective has been widely used in information systems development (ISD) project risk management research.  ...  This paper develops an integrative model to explore the moderating effects of uncertainty on the relationship between risk management and IS development project performance from a vendor perspective, rather  ...  In these studies, risk management is not considered to be a separate management Table 1 Contingency approaches to software project risk management.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2010.11.002 fatcat:iqdfn4r2fbd3hg22hywuaryx2i

A Comparison of the Structural Contingency and Risk-Based Perspectives on Coordination in Software-Development Projects

Sarma R. Nidumolu
1996 Journal of Management Information Systems  
Coordination Typically, various groups are involved in a software-development project: senior corporate management, senior IS management, senior user management, IS staff, and users.  ...  KEY WORDS AND PHRASES: requirements uncertainty, software project coordination, software project performance, software performance risk.  ... 
doi:10.1080/07421222.1996.11518124 fatcat:mpqr4qctb5db5fpg7hhw5lck3u
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