Accession Number : ADA304267
Title : An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Risk on Software Project Management.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Russ, Kimberly S.
PDF Url : ADA304267
Report Date : SEP 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 111
Abstract : The ability to develop information systems within cost and schedule is a difficult task for the DoD. The Systems Dynamics Model of Software Project Management is an interactive, computer simulation which allows for the investigation of decision making in a software development environment. In this thesis the author investigates the impact of risk on dynamic decision making in software project management. Graduate students participate as project managers making management decisions pertaining to total staff acquisition, its allocation to development versus quality assurance, and cost and schedule adjustments. Data analyses reveal that risk does significantly impact decision making and in turn project performance in terms of final cost and duration.
Descriptors : *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *RISK, *DECISION MAKING, *IMPACT, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DATA PROCESSING, ENVIRONMENTS, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODELS, STUDENTS, DYNAMICS, THESES, COSTS, SCHEDULING, ALLOCATIONS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, QUALITY ASSURANCE.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE