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The Resource Software development failures : anatomy of abandoned projects, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah

Software development failures : anatomy of abandoned projects, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah

Label
Software development failures : anatomy of abandoned projects
Title
Software development failures
Title remainder
anatomy of abandoned projects
Statement of responsibility
Kweku Ewusi-Mensah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Failed or abandoned software development projects cost the U.S. economy alone billions of dollars a year. In Software Development Failures, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah offers an empirically grounded study that suggests why these failures happen and how they can be avoided. Case studies analyzed include the well-known Confirm travel industry reservation program, FoxMeyer's Delta, the IRS's Tax System Modernization, the Denver International Airport's Baggage Handling System, and CODIS. It has been estimated that one-third of software development projects fail or are abandoned outright because of cost overruns, delays, and reduced functionality. Some consider this an acceptable risk -- that it is simply the cost of doing business. Ewusi-Mensah argues that understanding the factors involved in development failures will help developers and businesses bring down the rate of software failure and abandoned projects. Ewusi-Mensah explores the reasons software development projects are vulnerable to failure and why issues of management and organization are at the core of any failed project. He examines these projects not from a deterministically technical perspective but as part of a complex technical and social process; he proposes a framework of factors that contribute to the decision to abandon a project and enumerates the risks and uncertainties inherent in each phase of a project's life cycle. Exploring the multiplicity of factors that make software development risky, he presents empirical data that is reinforced by analyses of the reported cases. He emphasizes the role of the user in the development process and considers the effect of organizational politics on a project. Finally, he considers what lessons can be learned from past failures and how software development practices can be improved
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ewusi-Mensah, Kweku
Dewey number
005.1
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.76.D47
LC item number
E88 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer software
  • Software failures
  • Risk management
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computer software
  • Risk management
  • Software failures
  • Software
  • Projectmanagement
  • Mislukkingen
Label
Software development failures : anatomy of abandoned projects, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Conceptual issues. Software development project failures -- Software project characteristics -- Factors critical to abandoned software projects -- II. Empirical factors. Socioorganizational factors and abandoned projects -- Technical factors and abandoned projects -- Economic factors and abandoned projects -- User perspectives on software development failures -- III. Learning from failures. Postabandonmnet review: learning from abandoned projects -- Software development: a strategic paradigm -- Project failures and aftermath
Control code
53907132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585480831
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6322
  • 9780262256087
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53907132
Label
Software development failures : anatomy of abandoned projects, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Conceptual issues. Software development project failures -- Software project characteristics -- Factors critical to abandoned software projects -- II. Empirical factors. Socioorganizational factors and abandoned projects -- Technical factors and abandoned projects -- Economic factors and abandoned projects -- User perspectives on software development failures -- III. Learning from failures. Postabandonmnet review: learning from abandoned projects -- Software development: a strategic paradigm -- Project failures and aftermath
Control code
53907132
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585480831
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6322
  • 9780262256087
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53907132

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