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Evidence-based decision making in lean software project management

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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Musial, Mariusz
dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-19T13:41:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-19T13:41:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3981
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Many professions evolve from their origins as a creative craft process to a more product-centered industrial process. Software development is on such an evolutionary trajectory. A major step in this evolution is the progression from ad hoc to more rigorous evidence-based decision-making in software development project management. This paper extends theory and practice in relation to lean software development using such an evidence-based approach. Based on a comprehensive dataset of software development metrics, gathered in a longitudinal case study over a 22-month period, the Erlang-C model is used to analyze different software development parameters and to guide management decision-making in relation to development resources. The analysis reveals how ‘gut-feel’ and intuition can be replaced by evidence-based decision-making, and reveals how incorrect assumptions can underpin decisions which as a consequence do not achieve the desired outcome. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ICSE Companion 2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering;pp. 93-102
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2591062.2591190
dc.rights "© ACM, 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ICSE Companion 2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 93-102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2591062.2591190 en_US
dc.subject agile en_US
dc.subject lean en_US
dc.subject kanban en_US
dc.subject empirical study en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.subject model en_US
dc.subject evidence-based decision making en_US
dc.title Evidence-based decision making in lean software project management en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2591062.2591190
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE.I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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