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Vague project start makes project success of outsourced software development projects uncertain

Paula Savolainen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
peer-reviewed A definition of a project success includes at least three criteria: 1) meeting planning goals, 2) customer benefits, and 3) supplier benefits. This study aims to point out the importance of the definition of the project start, the project start date, and what work should be included in the project effort in order to ensure the supplier's benefits. The ambiguity of the project start risks the profitability of the project and therefore makes project success at least from supplier's point of view uncertain. Moreover, vague project start makes it more difficult to compare project management metrics, such as duration and effort, between projects. There ...
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free text keywords: project management, Software project management, Project management triangle, Project planning, Work breakdown structure, Process management, Project sponsorship, Basis of estimate, Project charter, Engineering, business.industry, business, Extreme project management, Knowledge management
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