Accession Number:

ADA209484

Title:

The Design and Development of a Gaming Interface for the System Dynamics Model of Software Project Management

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Software project managers have been plagued in the software development process with an infamous reputation for cost overruns, late deliveries, poor reliability and users dissatisfaction. The Dynamica Model of Software Project Management has been designed to support the management of the software development process. The objective of this thesis is to enhance the user interface to the Dynamica Model of Software Project Management by incorporating Gaming. More specifically, software project managers will be able to stop a simulation of a software development project at different intervals, assess project status, and react by altering project variables in real time. This mirrors the dynamic decision making process that software project managers experience in a real world environment. Keywords Software Military theses Software project management System dynamics Gaming interface.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE