BUILDING MAINTENANCE CHARTS AND EARLY WARNING ABOUT SCHEDULING PROBLEMS IN SOFTWARE PROJECTS

Sergiu Gordea, Markus Zanker

Abstract

Imprecise effort estimations are a well known problem of software project management that frequently leads to the setting of unrealistic deadlines. The estimations are even less precise when the development of new product releases is mixed with the maintenance of older versions of the system. Software engineering measurement should assess the development process and discover problems occurring into it. However, there are evidences indicating a low success rate of measurement programs mainly because they are not able to extract knowledge and present it in a form that is easy understandable for developers and managers. They are also not able to suggest corrective actions basing on the collected metric data. In our work we propose an approach for classifying time efforts into maintenance categories, and propose the usage of maintenance charts for controlling the development process and warning about scheduling problems. Identifying scheduling problems as soon as possible will allow managers to plan effective corrective actions and still cope with the planned release deadlines even if unpredicted development problems occur.

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Gordea S. and Zanker M. (2006). BUILDING MAINTENANCE CHARTS AND EARLY WARNING ABOUT SCHEDULING PROBLEMS IN SOFTWARE PROJECTS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-972-8865-69-6, pages 210-217. DOI: 10.5220/0001319902100217


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@conference{icsoft06,
author={Sergiu Gordea and Markus Zanker},
title={BUILDING MAINTENANCE CHARTS AND EARLY WARNING ABOUT SCHEDULING PROBLEMS IN SOFTWARE PROJECTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2006},
pages={210-217},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001319902100217},
isbn={978-972-8865-69-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - BUILDING MAINTENANCE CHARTS AND EARLY WARNING ABOUT SCHEDULING PROBLEMS IN SOFTWARE PROJECTS
SN - 978-972-8865-69-6
AU - Gordea S.
AU - Zanker M.
PY - 2006
SP - 210
EP - 217
DO - 10.5220/0001319902100217