How does acquirer's participation influence performance of software projects: A quantitative analysis

Yasha Wang, Jiangtao Wang, Jiakuan Ma, Bing Xie

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Abstract

In custom software development projects, software acquirer always participates in software development processes acting as collaborator, reviewer or supervisor. The acquirer participation has a significant influence on project performance. In practice, the plans of acquirer participation are often made by project managers according to their personal experience or intuition, and the quality of the plan is difficult to guarantee. Moreover, because of lacking objective evaluation criterion for the plan, it's hard for the acquirer and the supplier to reach an agreement or compromise when they have different opinions. To solve this problem, this paper collects historical data of 25 software projects and establishes a quantitative model of relationship between the acquirer participation and project performance by leveraging a variable-selection-based regression analysis approach. The quantitative model provides guidance for making acquirer participation plans. Furthermore, a review of 9 experienced project managers was conducted to evaluate the model's validity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEKE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute
Pages537-541
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-891706-33-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference onSoftware Engineering & Knowledge Engineering - Boston, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201329 Jun 2013
Conference number: 25th

Conference

Conference25th International Conference onSoftware Engineering & Knowledge Engineering
Abbreviated titleSEKE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period27/06/1329/06/13

Keywords

  • software acquirer
  • project performance
  • quantitative analysis
  • software process

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    Wang, Y., Wang, J., Ma, J., & Xie, B. (2013). How does acquirer's participation influence performance of software projects: A quantitative analysis. In SEKE 2013: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering (pp. 537-541). Knowledge Systems Institute.