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Improving Software Design Decisions towards Enhanced Return of Investment

Topics: Architectures and Design Principles for Enterprise Repositories; Business Modeling and Business Process Management; Business-It Allignment; Distributed Database Systems; EA and Organizational Theory and System Development ; Enterprise Engineering; Enterprise Knowledge Engineering and Management; Enterprise Resource Planning; Human Factors; Legacy Systems; Measurements, Metrics and Evaluation of EA Artefacts and Processes; Methods, Processes and Patterns for EA Development; Model Driven Architectures and Engineering; Models and Frameworks; Organisational Issues on Systems Integration; Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking; Project Management; Requirements Analysis And Management; Software Engineering; Software Metrics and Measurement

Authors: Pedro Valente 1 ; David Aveiro 2 and Nuno Nunes 2

Affiliations: 1 University of Madeira (UMA), Portugal ; 2 Madeira Interactive Techonologies Institute (M-ITI), Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-097-0

Keyword(s): Software Engineering, Enterprise Engineering, Business Process Improvement, Software Process Improvement, Software Metrics, Financial Metrics.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Databases and Information Systems Integration ; Distributed Database Systems ; e-Business ; Enterprise Engineering ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Enterprise Resource Planning ; Enterprise Software Technologies ; Human Factors ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Legacy Systems ; Model Driven Architectures and Engineering ; Operational Research ; Organisational Issues on Systems Integration ; Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking ; Physiological Computing Systems ; Project Management ; Requirements Analysis And Management ; Simulation and Modeling ; Simulation Tools and Platforms ; Software Engineering ; Software Metrics and Measurement

Abstract: One outstanding issue in modern information systems development is the Return of Investment (ROI) of supporting Business Processes (BPs) through in-house development and/or integration of business modules from component-based development. Software solutions to solve this problem will usually be based in internal software development processes where the inadequate decision, for e.g. the wrong software framework, may lead to losses that will range from minor adjustment budgets to financially catastrophic situations. Here we propose to use information from the analysis of BPs metrics to enhance decisions related to software design, based on software development effort estimation for the new enhancement, and the related ROI as a path to consistently raise project success. This paper frames a Software Process Improvement (SPI), Enterprise Engineering (EE) and Software Engineering (SE) based-solution to enhance ROI following better design decisions, and provides in-depth relevant considerat ions regarding our future work. (More)

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Valente, P.; Aveiro, D. and Nunes, N. (2015). Improving Software Design Decisions towards Enhanced Return of Investment.In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-097-0, pages 388-394. DOI: 10.5220/0005383803880394

author={Pedro Valente. and David Aveiro. and Nuno Nunes.},
title={Improving Software Design Decisions towards Enhanced Return of Investment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},


JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Improving Software Design Decisions towards Enhanced Return of Investment
SN - 978-989-758-097-0
AU - Valente, P.
AU - Aveiro, D.
AU - Nunes, N.
PY - 2015
SP - 388
EP - 394
DO - 10.5220/0005383803880394

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