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Using expert-based bayesian networks as decision support systems to improve project management of healthcare software projects
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavik: Institute for Systems and Technologies of,Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) , 2013.
Keyword [en]
Bayesian networks, Cost estimation, Decision support system, Effort estimation, Process improvement, Software project management, Uncertainty, Web systems
National Category
Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6854Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoA2D96B9813DBF294C1257C2E003384AEISBN: 978-989856568-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6854DiVA: diva2:834405
Conference
8th International Joint conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT
Available from: 2013-11-25 Created: 2013-11-25 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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