A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers

Stacie Clark Petter

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Abstract

Organizations have lost billions of dollars due to poor software project implementations. Software project management is a complex process requiring extensive planning, effective decision-making, and proper monitoring throughout the course of the project. The knowledge one gains during a project is rarely captured and reused on subsequent projects. In an effort to enable software project managers to repeat prior successes and avoid previous mistakes, this research seeks to improve the reuse of a specific type of knowledge among software project managers, experiences expressed via written narratives. This research proposes that software project managers can improve their management abilities by reusing their own and others' past experiences using written narratives. This research leverages multiple methodologies - including tool evaluation, grounded theory, design science research, and experimentation - throughout the phases of a design science research framework to create a process to enable software project managers to reuse knowledge gained through experiences on software projects. Guided by the design science research framework, this work leverages both explanation research - to understand the phenomenon of knowledge reuse among software project managers - and design science research - to create a process to facilitate knowledge reuse among software project managers - in an attempt to improve upon the current practices of software project management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference on a Human Scale
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2005Aug 15 2005

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale
Volume2

Conference

Conference11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period8/11/058/15/05

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Computer software reusability
Project management
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Decision making
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Planning
Monitoring
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Petter, S. C. (2005). A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers. In Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale; Vol. 2).

A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers. / Petter, Stacie Clark.

Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Petter, SC 2005, A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers. in Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale, vol. 2, 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005, Omaha, NE, United States, 8/11/05.
Petter SC. A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers. In Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale).
Petter, Stacie Clark. / A process to reuse experiences via narratives among software project managers. Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale. 2005. (Association for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale).
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