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Author: Emilia Mendes

Affiliation: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

ISBN: 978-989-8565-68-6

Keyword(s): Software Project Management, Effort Estimation, Decision Support System, Bayesian Networks, Uncertainty, Process Improvement, Cost Estimation, Web Systems.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Project Planning, Monitoring and Control ; Scheduling and Estimating ; Software Engineering ; Software Project Management

Abstract: One of the pillars for sound Software Project Management is reliable effort estimation. Therefore it is important to fully identify what are the fundamental factors that affect an effort estimate for a new project and how these factors are inter-related. This paper describes a case study where a Bayesian Network model to estimate effort for healthcare software projects was built. This model was solely elicited from expert knowledge, with the participation of seven project managers, and was validated using data from 22 past finished projects. The model led to numerous changes in process and also in business. The company adapted their existing effort estimation process to be in line with the model that was created, and the use of a mathematically-based model also led to an increase in the number of projects being delegated to this company by other company branches worldwide.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Mendes E. (2013). Using Expert-based Bayesian Networks as Decision Support Systems to Improve Project Management of Healthcare Software Projects .In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-68-6, pages 389-399. DOI: 10.5220/0004434103890399

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booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)},
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JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)
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AU - Mendes E.
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SP - 389
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