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Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of project management technique for IT product / services development
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In today’s competitive business world, every company wants to be more profitable. In order to keep the profit margin high, the companies need to work more. It is very hard to find any company which works on a single project. Actually it is not only any specific company’s practice rather it is a practice of the entire human being to do multiple works at the same time. The practice has also become quite common in the companies.

Although the practice of working on multiple projects simultaneously has become popular for the companies overtime, the important thing is to manage all the projects efficiently so that all projects can be finished according to the plan. Multiple project management deals with a lot of challenges in terms of resource and time. The facts like resource sharing and resource constraint add more complexity to the management of such multiple simultaneous projects. It is difficult to understand the correct workload during the project and the effects of running all the simultaneous projects to the project deployment time. The situation becomes even critical if the projects run in a dynamic environment which may provide changes during any phase of it. Software development is such a process that deals with multiple projects and also the dynamic environment. The master study will focus on such case where the study has conducted in a software development company named ActionWave Development AB. ActionWave Development AB is dealing with multiple projects with having resource constraint.

In this study, readers will come to know about the challenges of ActionWave Development AB in terms of resource scenario and deployment time in case of managing multiple projects simultaneously. The study will analyze the effect of having multiple simultaneous projects to the limited resource of ActionWave Development AB and will also show the effects on projects deployment time. The study does the analysis for the current case and an imaginary test case. Later solution has been provided to overcome the problem. Further recommendations were made in order to conduct an effective project management within the company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 76 p.
Keyword [en]
Multiple project management, Dynamic environment, Software development
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13274OAI: diva2:455682
Subject / course
Product and Process Development
Available from: 2011-11-14 Created: 2011-11-11 Last updated: 2011-11-14Bibliographically approved

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