Balancing four factors in system development projects

Girish H. Subramanian, Gary Klein, James J. Jiang, Chien Lung Chan

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The success of system development is most often gauged by three primary indicators: the number of days of deviation from scheduled delivery date, the percentage of deviation from the proposed budget, and meeting the needs of the client users. Tools and techniques to help perform well along these dimensions abound in practice and research. However, the project view of systems development should be broader than any particular development tool or methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science

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