An integrated approach to software project management


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 dynamic rework processes in IT projects. System dynamics (SD) modelling proved to be valuable in this context. Over the past two decades, many researchers had made successful attempts in this direction. But because of the very fact of being a continuous time modelling technique, SD fails to give the activity wise scheduling of the software project. In this paper, an integrated approach has been proposed which combines PERT and SD to derive the benefits from both the approaches. © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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International Journal of Business and Systems Research