MAXIMIZING THE BUSINESS VALUE OF SOFTWARE PROJECTS - A Branch & Bound Approach

Antonio Juarez Alencar, Eber Assis Schmitz, Ênio Pires de Abreu, Marcelo Carvalho Fernandes, Armando Leite Ferreira

Abstract

This work presents a branch & bound method that allows software managers to determine the optimum order for the development of a network of dependent software parts that have value to customers. In many different circumstances the method allows for the development of complex and otherwise expensive software from a relatively small investment, favoring the use of software development as a means of obtaining competitive advantage.

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Juarez Alencar A., Assis Schmitz E., Pires de Abreu Ê., Carvalho Fernandes M. and Leite Ferreira A. (2008). MAXIMIZING THE BUSINESS VALUE OF SOFTWARE PROJECTS - A Branch & Bound Approach . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 6: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-38-8, pages 162-169. DOI: 10.5220/0001685801620169


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Antonio Juarez Alencar and Eber Assis Schmitz and Ênio Pires de Abreu and Marcelo Carvalho Fernandes and Armando Leite Ferreira},
title={MAXIMIZING THE BUSINESS VALUE OF SOFTWARE PROJECTS - A Branch & Bound Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 6: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={162-169},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001685801620169},
isbn={978-989-8111-38-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 6: ICEIS,
TI - MAXIMIZING THE BUSINESS VALUE OF SOFTWARE PROJECTS - A Branch & Bound Approach
SN - 978-989-8111-38-8
AU - Juarez Alencar A.
AU - Assis Schmitz E.
AU - Pires de Abreu Ê.
AU - Carvalho Fernandes M.
AU - Leite Ferreira A.
PY - 2008
SP - 162
EP - 169
DO - 10.5220/0001685801620169