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Asked 8th Jul, 2019

Research area in software project management ?

Dear All,
I'm a student of MS-Software Project Management, and I have to submit a thesis to finalize the degree. I'm willing to write a fruitful thesis keeping in view the future requirements of software project management.
Your kind suggestions are required regarding selection of topic.
Regards

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16th Aug, 2019
Susanne Marx
Stralsund University of Applied Sciences
Here some ideas:
Transfer of agile PM to other sectors:
How could agile PM methods be transfered to other more regulated environments, e.g. university research projects? How are agile project contracts negotiated and implemented in public services with their purchasing procedures?
Tailoring of PM:
What of agile theory is actually implemented in practice and what is adapted over time? Where are actual problems, and how could they be solved by hybrid PM?
Simplification of Software:
How can PM software be simplified to the minimum necessary level for maximum efficiency? How could practitioners decide for the tailored functions they need?
Good luck!

All Answers (6)

8th Jul, 2019
Ameneh Shariati
Ministry of Education
Good question!
11th Jul, 2019
Phillip Mann
Monash University (Australia)
Hello Ameneh,
I have much experience in software development project management. My current concern is the "dumbing down" of software project management. I see Agile methodology as an advanced technique rather than a two day course to train individuals. I think an interesting research project is the knowledge capability of project managers. As the US Federal Govt is mandating PMP certification, the distinct geographical locations of UK, with the prince2-ification of training project managers against the USA PMP certified might make an interesting study.
happy to discuss.
regards,
Phillip
11th Jul, 2019
C K Gomathy
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya University
Hi,
try to
user behaviour tracking,,Agile project management and modelling,Business intelligence..
All the best..
Best wishes..
11th Jul, 2019
Phillip Mann
Monash University (Australia)
I think a much simpler analysis of effectiveness might be of how Scope , time and cost is set and monitored over the life of the project. The 2 day course agilists pretend that cost is not a criteria and scope just balloons.
3rd Aug, 2019
Tim Washington
Acuity PPM
Some real world examples around a shift from more traditional project management to simpler forms of project management using Kanban and task management. The project management software industry has changed significantly in recent years and some research on the success rate of traditional project management compared to simplified project management would be very beneficial.
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16th Aug, 2019
Susanne Marx
Stralsund University of Applied Sciences
Here some ideas:
Transfer of agile PM to other sectors:
How could agile PM methods be transfered to other more regulated environments, e.g. university research projects? How are agile project contracts negotiated and implemented in public services with their purchasing procedures?
Tailoring of PM:
What of agile theory is actually implemented in practice and what is adapted over time? Where are actual problems, and how could they be solved by hybrid PM?
Simplification of Software:
How can PM software be simplified to the minimum necessary level for maximum efficiency? How could practitioners decide for the tailored functions they need?
Good luck!

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