An integrative system dynamics perspective of software project management: arguments for an alternative research paradigm
Tarek K. Abdel-Hamid, Stuart E. Madnick, Sloan School of Management. Center for Information Systems Research
Center for Information Systems Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 1987 - Computer software - 41 pages
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Abdel-Hamid and Madnick Actual Man-Days ALTERNATIVE RESEARCH PARADIGM array of managerial behavior benefit of helping Boehm Brooks complex components are embedded computer simulation derive implications development project management dynamic implications effort distribution profile Estimated Man-Days estimation models experimentation vehicle feedback loop feedback systems concepts Figure Forrester happens in organizations Human Resource Management impact individual components information-feedback systems integrate our knowledge integrative perspective INTEGRATIVE SYSTEM DYNAMICS interactions man-days estimate managerial interventions/solutions managerial policies McKeen micro components organizational perceived Percent Relative Error policies and procedures problem diagnosis project EXAMPLE project management process project members project's progress rate project's schedule quality assurance scheduling area SEPM social systems software development activity software development process software development project software engineering software estimation software project management software reliability staffing study/predict the dynamic System Dynamics Model SYSTEM DYNAMICS PERSPECTIVE TDEV testing Thayer total socio-technical system training overhead universal in social vehicle to study/predict Weick workforce level